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Headword: *)ekpaglou/menos
Adler number: epsilon,550
Translated headword: being struck, marvelling
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] being impressed. "For, marvelling at the Romans, Pyrrhus spoke as follows."[1]
Or meaning being haughty.
Greek Original:
*)ekpaglou/menos: e)kplhtto/menos. *(rwmai/ois me\n ga\r e)kpaglou/menos o( *pu/rros tau=ta/ fhsin. h)\ a)nti\ tou= semnuno/menos.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is present participle (masculine nominative singular) of the verb e)kpagle/omai, for which see also epsilon 551.
The idea it conveys is one of been struck or hit by something. It is not always clear whether the reaction created through this feeling is positive (astonishment) or negative (amazement or fear). The present example, featuring Pyrrhus, and the second gloss provided at the end point to another meaning. Pyrrhus seems to have wanted to impress the Romans. So the verb is used here in the sense of taking a proud attitude, wanting to impress. A parallel passage is provided by the scholia to Euripides, Orestes 890), where it is explained as meaning to praise.
[1] Same quotation (but without the connecting ga/r) in ps.-Zonaras. Adler claimed it as coming from John of Antioch, but it is not recognized by Roberto. For Pyrrhus, King of Epirus 319-272, see generally pi 3232.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Alexandra Trachsel on 22 August 2007@08:40:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented and modified notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 22 August 2007@09:15:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 August 2012@07:08:21.
David Whitehead (note typo) on 28 January 2015@05:52:29.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 9 December 2015@07:19:49.


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