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Headword: Παρίστασθαι
Adler number: pi,658
Translated headword: to stand beside, to bring to one's side
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a dative.[1] Arrian [writes]: "Alexander commanded [them] either to take the territories along the road by force or to make them allies by agreement."[2]
And elsewhere Damascius says: "he did not accept money willingly, nor was he eager to despise money that was justly owed, but he stood by and begged those who were defrauding, even including (?)skilled judges."[3]
Greek Original:
Παρίστασθαι: δοτικῇ. Ἀρριανός: ὁ δὲ Ἀλέξανδρος προσέταξε τὰ κατὰ τὴν ὁδὸν χωρία ἢ βίᾳ ἐξαιρεῖν ἢ ὁμολογίᾳ παρίστασθαι. καὶ αὖθις Δαμάσκιός φησιν: οὐ γὰρ προσίετο τὰ χρήματα ῥᾳδίως, οὐδὲ πρόχειρος ἦν καταφρονεῖν χρημάτων δικαίως ὀφειλομένων, ἀλλὰ παρίστατο καὶ ἐξῄτει τοῖς ἀποστεροῦσι μέχρι καὶ δικαστῶν ἀγοραίων.
[1] Present middle infinitive of παρίστημι , used either intransitively or causatively; cf. pi 657, pi 659.
[2] Arrian, Anabasis 4.22.7.
[3] Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 53 Zintzen (24 Asmus), quoted more briefly at alpha 309; cf. Photius, Bibliotheca 336b25-26. Adler's apparatus reports various scholars' attempts at improving the text.
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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 7 December 2005@22:58:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 8 December 2005@03:01:25.
David Whitehead on 16 September 2013@07:54:23.


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