Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for mu,1048 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *mikrolo/gos
Adler number: mu,1048
Translated headword: petty-minded, reckoning within narrow margins
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who is] short-sighted, parsimonious.[1]
And Eunapius [writes]: "with Hormisdas[2] the Persian within a narrow margin of having reversed the circumstances [...]"[3]
Greek Original:
*mikrolo/gos: sknipo/s, feidwlo/s. kai\ *eu)na/pios: mikrou= ta\ pra/gmata metakinh/santos *(ormi/sdou tou= *pe/rsou.
cf. alpha 2247, where the current headword is used as a gloss, and sigma 738.
[1] = Synagoge mu220 (Lexica Segueriana 301.29), Photius mu448 Theodoridis; cf. Phrynichus, Praeparatio sophistica fr. 336. The glosses also appear as either glosses or lemmas at lambda 608, sigma 632, sigma 738, and phi 250.
[2] Hormisdas (Hormizd; cf. Jones, et al., s.v. Hormisdas 3, p. 443; mu 230 (end)) was proconsul Asiae in 365-366 under Procopius (ibid., pp. 742-743), who led the rebellion against Valens, Roman emperor 364-378 CE (OCD(4) s.v., omicron 764). The present passage apparently refers to Hormisdas' near victory in 366 over Valens at Thyatira (Jones, op. cit., p. 443), which is the present-day city of Akhisar, in western Turkey. Three other Suda entries contain Eunapian fragments pertaining to these events: epsilon 936 (so Bernhardy), chi 108, and pi 380 (Blockley, p. 138).
[3] Eunapius fr. 34 FHG (4.27); Blockley, Eunapius fr. 34.8. A fragment of the same quotation appears again at mu 1056, without reference to Hormisdas. The only relation this quotation has to the headword is that it contains the word mikrou=, genitive of the adjective meaning 'small', 'narrow' or 'petty' which also forms part of the headword. In the genitive, mikro/s can perform an adverbial function, meaning 'almost' or (as translated here) 'within a narrow margin'; see LSJ s.v. mikro/s, Smyth ยง1399 and mu 1056.
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956
A.H.M. Jones, J.R. Martindale, and J. Morris The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. I, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1971
R.C. Blockley, The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus, vol. II, Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983
Keywords: biography; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 6 March 2008@02:02:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics; another x-ref; another keyword) on 6 March 2008@05:54:59.
William Hutton (modified translation, re-structured notes) on 8 March 2008@07:33:46.
William Hutton (typo and tweaks, raised status) on 9 March 2008@08:14:03.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 22 May 2013@09:09:47.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@08:47:24.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 20 December 2014@00:56:23.
Aaron Baker (Modified Blockley cite.) on 28 March 2015@15:39:03.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search