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Headword: *)anapei/shte
Adler number: alpha,2009
Translated headword: [if] you convince
Vetting Status: high
Meaning [if] you persuade with gifts.He is slandering him as someone accepting bribes. Aristophanes [writes]: "if you do not convince me, you will die today."[1]
Greek Original:
*)anapei/shte: a)nti\ tou= dw/rois pei/shte. diaba/llei de\ au)to\n w(s dwrodokou/menon. *)aristofa/nhs: ei) mh/ m' a)napei/sht', a)poqanei=sqe sh/meron.
The headword, extracted from the quotation given, is aorist active subjunctive of a)napei/qw, second person plural.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 68 (web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia there.
On pei/qein (and its compounds) as part of the regular vocabulary of bribery see F.D. Harvey, "Dona ferentes: some aspects of bribery in Greek politics," in CRUX: studies presented to G.E.M. de Ste.Croix on his 75th birthday (Exeter 1985) 76-117, at 78-79 and 83.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; history
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 October 2000@11:28:15.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added note and bibliography) on 20 October 2000@11:00:15.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 30 July 2002@01:17:25.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 30 July 2002@03:28:44.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics) on 30 September 2005@20:19:28.
Catharine Roth (updated link, added betacode) on 22 October 2011@23:35:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, status) on 23 October 2011@20:28:02.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 24 October 2011@06:36:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 17 December 2013@20:08:41.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2015@03:10:27.


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