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Headword: *)ere/qisma
Adler number: epsilon,2926
Translated headword: provocation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] insult/outrage.[1]
Appian [writes]: "he challenged him to single combat, scoffing at him. The latter restrained himself for a while; but later, enduring the provocation no longer, he rode his horse out against him." [2]
Greek Original:
*)ere/qisma: h( u(/bris. *)appiano/s: o( de\ au)to\n ei)s monomaxi/an prou)kalei=to skw/ptwn e)s au)to/n. o( de\ te/ws me\n au(tou= katei=xe: meta\ de\ ou) fe/rwn e)/ti to\ e)re/qisma a)nth/lase to\n i(/ppon.
[1] From the verb e)reqi/zw (epsilon 2925).
[2] A fragment of Appian (for whom this word was a favourite), Samnite Wars ch.3. "The latter" is the son of Manlius Torquatus, consul 340 BCE.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 21 May 2007@15:56:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note with cross-reference, set status) on 21 May 2007@21:11:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 May 2007@03:42:27.
David Whitehead on 25 October 2012@08:01:05.


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