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Headword: *strathgia=n
Adler number: sigma,1169
Translated headword: to wish to be a general
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to desire the office of general.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the participle] strathgiw=nta ["wishing to be a general"], [meaning him] striving for a generalship. Josephus [writes]: "want of resources held back the man wishing to be general and aiming at greater things."[2]
Greek Original:
*strathgia=n: e)piqumei=n th=s strathgi/dos. kai\ *strathgiw=nta, strathgi/as o)rego/menon. *)iw/shpos: h)/dh d' au)to\n strathgiw=nta kai\ meizo/nwn e)fie/menon e)/ndeia xrhma/twn katei=xe.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius sigma606 Theodoridis.
[2] Josephus, Jewish Wars 2.590 (on John, son of Levi). See web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Debra Hamel on 16 November 1998@23:54:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headword and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 May 2001@09:18:06.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 17 January 2004@01:13:16.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 January 2004@04:16:05.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 10 May 2011@07:49:10.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2014@07:29:13.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 15 April 2022@18:59:29.


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