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Headword: *)epi\ kefalai/ou
Adler number: epsilon,2366
Translated headword: in summary
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] briefly,[1] swiftly. Polybius [writes]: "[he was] mindful, in summary, of the reverses they had suffered, and had placed before their eyes the advantages of the Macedonians".[2]
Greek Original:
*)epi\ kefalai/ou: sunto/mws, taxe/ws. *polu/bios: mnhsqei\s d' e)pi\ kefalai/ou tw=n gegono/twn au)toi=s e)lattwma/twn kai\ qei\s pro\ o)fqalmw=n ta\ tw=n *makedo/nwn proterh/mata.
The headword phrase, one would naturally think, is extracted from the quotation given, though note that in Hesychius epsilon4845 and Lexica Segueriana 230.2 the second of these glosses is attached to a different phrase, e)pi\ kefalh/n.
[1] cf. kappa 1445.
[2] Polybius fr. 42 Büttner-Wobst. Büttner-Wobst notes (519) that Schweighäuser thought that a possible context of the fragment is the speech by Perseus of Macedon (ca. 212 - 166 BCE) to his soldiers (cf. Livy 42.61, web address 1) following their rout of the Roman forces at the Battle of Callinicus (a hill near the Roman encampment (cf. Livy 42.58, web address 2) at Tripolis Larisaia, Barrington Atlas map 55 grid D1; about 10km east of Larissa, Thessaly; 171 BCE), during the Third Macedonian War (171-168 BCE); cf. Burton 128-132.
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
P.J. Burton, Rome and the Third Macedonian War, (Cambridge 2017)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 October 2007@10:25:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, set status) on 28 October 2007@11:44:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 October 2007@11:53:53.
David Whitehead (added primary note) on 13 October 2012@07:58:50.
David Whitehead on 28 January 2016@05:25:28.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added link) on 12 September 2018@20:05:02.
Ronald Allen (further expanded n.2, added map reference, added keyword) on 18 September 2018@14:23:51.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.2, added link) on 18 September 2018@18:52:09.


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