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Headword: *barusumforw/tatos
Adler number: beta,135
Translated headword: most deeply unfortunate
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unlucky.
"Believing himself to have become the most deeply unfortunate of all mankind."[1]
Greek Original:
*barusumforw/tatos: dustuxh/s. nomi/zwn e(auto\n barusumforw/taton gegone/nai pa/ntwn a)nqrw/pwn.
[1] A version, it would seem, of Herodotus' description of Adrastus (1.45.3: web address 1 below), "imperfectly remembered"; see Chiasson (below), p. 15, n. 32.
For other instances of the superlative of this adjective see LSJ s.v.
Chiasson, Charles C., "Herodotus' Use of Attic Tragedy in the Lydian Logos," Classical Antiquity 22.1 (2003), 5-36
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; tragedy
Translated by: Richard Davis on 5 January 2003@22:55:23.
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David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2003@03:12:35.
Catharine Roth on 6 January 2003@10:49:36.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; added reference) on 23 July 2009@20:58:58.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added keywords) on 23 July 2009@21:01:48.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Corrected reference in note) on 23 July 2009@21:05:23.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; rationalised notes; more keywords) on 24 July 2009@03:20:39.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2012@04:55:33.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 7 June 2012@02:04:18.
David Whitehead on 16 September 2015@11:03:30.


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