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Headword: *kaqh/|rhnto ta\s gnw/mas
Adler number: kappa,87
Translated headword: they had been overcome in their judgments
Vetting Status: high
Meaning they were falling into cowardice. "Most people had been overcome in their judgments to such an extent that, from fear, they shrank away from their loyalty toward [the] king/emperor."[1]
Greek Original:
*kaqh/|rhnto ta\s gnw/mas: a)nti\ tou= ei)s deili/an e)ne/pipton. oi( de\ ple/ones kaqh/|rhnto ta\s gnw/mas e)pi\ tosou=ton, w(/ste th=s pi/stews th=s pro\s basile/a u(po\ tou= perideou=s a)fi/stanto.
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] [Polybius] fr. 166 Büttner-Wobst. Büttner-Wobst notes (536) that Casaubon attributed this fragment to Polybius, but that Schweighäuser was skeptical concerning the attribution and that Dindorf too did not endorse it.
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 4 March 2008@22:34:38.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added keywords) on 5 March 2008@01:07:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 March 2008@03:39:53.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 23 March 2011@05:06:10.
David Whitehead on 21 January 2013@09:09:17.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography) on 10 October 2018@19:31:55.


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