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Headword: *su/ntacis
Adler number: sigma,1623
Translated headword: composition, contribution, pay, subsidy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] union of two things. Also the [sc. process of] receiving and doing what is needed.[1]
"He was not ashamed to deprive those on active military service of all their pay."[2]
And Malchus [writes]: "often deprived of their pay and being cut off from their customary food, the soldiers fell into desperation."[3] And elsewhere Malchus [writes]: "he honored Pamprepius brilliantly and gave him a subsidy."[4]
Procopius [writes]: "but at the same time [they were] also finding fault, because the public treasury had owed them their pay for a long time."[5] That is, what was given [to them].
Greek Original:
*su/ntacis: deute/rwn pragma/twn e(/nwsis. kai\ to\ lamba/nein kai\ poiei=n ta\ de/onta. tou\s strateuome/nous a)posterw=n ta\s sunta/ceis a(pa/sas ou)k h)|sxu/neto. kai\ *ma/lxos: tw=n sunta/cewn sterhqe/ntes polla/kis oi( stratiw=tai kai\ parakopto/menoi th=s trofh=s th=s sunh/qous e)s a)po/noian h)=lqon. kai\ au)=qis *ma/lxos: o( de\ to\n *pampre/pion lamprw=s te e)ti/mhse kai\ su/ntacin e)/dwke. *proko/pios: a(/ma de\ kai\ memfo/menoi, o(/ti dh\ sfi/si xro/nou ta\s sunta/ceis pollou= to\ dhmo/sion w)=fle. toute/sti ta\ dido/mena.
[1] Likewise in Photius and other lexica; and cf. Demosthenes 1.20 (for which see sigma 1625).
[2] Procopius, Secret History 22.7; cf. theta 141.
[3] Malchus fr.24 FHG (and Cresci).
[4] Malchus fr.20 FHG (and Cresci); cf. pi 137.
[5] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 2.7.37.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; food; historiography; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 April 2008@16:18:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 April 2008@03:06:27.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 2 January 2010@22:39:42.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 5 January 2014@04:41:59.
David Whitehead (updated 2 refs) on 31 January 2015@08:37:19.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 27 May 2022@22:59:46.
Catharine Roth on 28 May 2022@00:31:10.


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