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Headword: *eu)kairi/an
Adler number: epsilon,3533
Translated headword: favourable location, felicitous position
Vetting Status: high
"He marvelled at the position of the city and the favourable location of its citadel, as regards both places beyond the Isthmus and those within the divide".[1]
And elsewhere: "but they marvelled at the excellence of the territory and the advantages of a favourable location brought to it by the Nile".[2]
Greek Original:
*eu)kairi/an: o( de\ qauma/sas th\n th=s po/lews qe/sin kai\ th\n th=s a)kropo/lews eu)kairi/an pro/s te tou\s e)kto\s *)isqmou= kai\ pro\s tou\s e)nto\s a)polambanome/nous to/pous. kai\ au)=qis: oi( de\ e)qau/mazon th\n a)reth\n th=s xw/ras kai\ ta\s kata\ to\n *nei=lon eu)kairi/as.
cf. already epsilon 3529.
[1] Polybius 30.10.3 (L. Aemilius Paullus and Corinth) -- where 'within' precedes 'beyond' (as indeed is true also of some of the Suda mss).
[2] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a [28b Loeb] (Scipio et al. and Memphis).
Keywords: agriculture; biography; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 May 2003@04:50:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 July 2003@00:29:24.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented n.1) on 22 July 2003@03:18:50.
David Whitehead on 7 November 2012@05:02:49.


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