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Headword: *docokopi/a
Adler number: delta,1373
Translated headword: thirst for fame, thirst for popularity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] empty vanity.[1]
Appian [writes]: Flaminius "was at first seized by a thirst for fame and made haste to engage in combat with Hannibal."[2]
Courting the mob (demokopia) and thirsting for fame (doxokopia) are both terms in use. "They elected as consuls Lucius because of his fame achieved in war and Terentius because of his courting of the mob".[3]
Greek Original:
*docokopi/a: kenodoci/a. *)appiano/s: o( de\ *flami/nios th\n a)rxh\n a)po\ docokopi/as h(|rhme/nos h)pei/geto *)anni/ba| sumplakh=nai. le/getai de\ kai\ dhmokopi/a kai\ docokopi/a. u(pa/tous ai(rou=ntai e)k do/chs polemikh=s *leu/kion, e)k de\ dhmokopi/as *tere/ntion.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. (Both headword and gloss are single words in the Greek.)
[2] Appian [alpha 3198], Annibaica 38. For Flaminius cf. alpha 2452, delta 413 (F. the perfect demagogue), phi 517
[3] For this part of the entry see already under delta 444.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Konstantinos Kopanias on 23 March 2005@11:04:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 23 March 2005@16:10:52.
David Whitehead (modified aspects of translation and notes; added a keyword) on 24 March 2005@03:13:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 July 2012@08:01:01.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 19 August 2013@22:08:57.
David Whitehead (another note) on 13 November 2015@05:12:31.


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