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Headword: *diatatikw/teron
Adler number: delta,778
Translated headword: more urgent, rather urgent
Vetting Status: high
Polybios [writes]: "this [they were] understanding to be better and more/rather urgent, something neither in occasion/opportunity nor in the oratorical and exhortatory dispositions [?failing to?] surpass the opponents."[1]
Greek Original:
*diatatikw/teron: *polu/bios: tou=t' a)/meinon u(polamba/nontes ei)=nai kai\ diatatikw/teron, to\ mh/te tw=| kairw=| mh/te tai=s e)kklhsiastikai=s kai\ parastatikai=s diaqe/sesi perigi/nesqai tw=n e)nanti/wn.
The headword (comparative degree of the rare adjective diatatiko/s) is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Polybios fr. 29 Büttner-Wobst. This fragment is odd as it stands, as if a negative or the like is missing. Indeed, Büttner-Wobst notes (518) that both he and Casaubon provided emendations to the problematic neither/nor portion. Casaubon suggested to\ mh/te tw=n kairw=n a)melei=n, so that the fragment should read something neither to neglect from the opportunities nor to surpass the opponents in the oratorical and exhortatory dispositions. Büttner-Wobst proposed to\ mht' ei)/kontas tw=| kairw=|: something neither seeming likely in the opportunity.
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 17 December 2003@16:34:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 18 December 2003@03:32:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 July 2012@08:01:09.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography) on 15 October 2018@13:21:54.


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