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Headword: *skeu=os
Adler number: sigma,563
Translated headword: vessel, implement
Vetting Status: high
A container of some kind. Polybios [writes]: "Damokles was a handy implement, with many resources for managing affairs".[1]
Also [sc attested is the phrase] "[him] fabricating the affair": Hyperides in the [speech] Against Antithetos [uses it] to mean contriving and managing and forging.[2]
Greek Original:
*skeu=os: xwrhtiko/n tinos ei)/dous a)ggei=on. *polu/bios: h)=n de\ o( *damoklh=s skeu=os eu)fue/s, polla\s e)/xwn a)forma\s ei)s pragma/twn oi)konomi/an. kai\ *skeuopoiou=nta to\ pra=gma: *(uperi/dhs e)n tw=| kata\ *)antiqe/tou. a)nti\ tou= skeuwrou/menon kai\ kataskeua/zonta kai\ platto/menon.
[1] Polybius 13.5.7 (web address 1). See already epsilon 3816, and again upsilon 416.
[2] Hyperides fr. 124 Jensen (not Adler's '149', which she later corrected), from the lost speech Against Mantitheos (sic). This part of the entry reproduces Harpokration s.v. (but introduces this error).
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Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; imagery; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 December 2000@06:55:58.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, keywords, status) on 18 December 2004@22:22:38.
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David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@07:44:56.
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