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Headword: *telw/nhs
Adler number: tau,288
Translated headword: publican, tax-collector
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an examiner of taxes.[1]
"But Solon disdained Croesus' present fortune and bade him to await the end of his whole life, and neither to leap ahead nor to be hasty to enroll himself among the prosperous: for [he said] human affairs are obscure and unclear."[2]
Greek Original:
*telw/nhs: o( tw=n telw=n e)tasth/s. o( de\ *so/lwn th=s parou/shs tw=| *kroi/sw| tu/xhs katefro/nhsen e)ke/leuse/ te tou= bi/ou panto\s to\ te/los a)name/nein, mhde\ prophda=n, mhde\ e)peigo/menon toi=s eu)dai/mosin e(auto\n e)gkatagra/fein: a)te/kmarta ga\r kai\ a)/dhla ta\ a)nqrw/pina.
[1] For this headword see also tau 287, tau 289, tau 290.
[2] Aelian fr. 70b Domingo-Forasté (part of 67 Hercher), partly quoted also at epsilon 3017. (It is quoted here because it includes the noun telos -- but not used in the sense it has been used in the preceding gloss.) For Solon, see also sigma 776, sigma 777, sigma 779. For Croesus, see also kappa 2497, kappa 2498, kappa 2499, kappa 2500.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; philosophy; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 March 2012@13:26:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded notes) on 25 March 2012@04:29:50.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 5 December 2012@23:07:28.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@09:38:34.


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