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Headword: *(ws e)pi/pan
Adler number: omega,226
Translated headword: on the whole
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] for the most part. This is also said with w(s plh/qei ["usually"]. Dio the historian has used the expression in many places, including [book] 17 of the Roman Histories. "For otherwise too it was his nature usually to show boldness in good fortune but moderation in ill fortune; and as the outcome of this, fearing [he judged to be] self-control, but boldness [he judged to be] licentiousness. Increasingly was this discovered in him."[1] Also in [book] 13: "indeed it was his nature usually [to derive]steadfastness from slowness, while agility came from a swift intelligence."[2]
Greek Original:
*(ws e)pi/pan: w(s e)pipolu/. le/getai de\ tou=to kai\ w(s plh/qei. *di/wn o( suggrafeu\s pollaxou= ke/xrhtai th=| le/cei kai\ e)n *(rwmai+kw=n iz#: pe/fuke ga\r kai\ a)/llws w(s plh/qei to\ me\n eu)tuxou=n qrasu/nesqai, to\ de\ kakopragou=n metria/zein: ka)k tou/tou to\ me\n dedio\s swfronei=n, to\ de\ qarsou=n a)kolastai/nein. e)pi\ ple/on d' e)n e)kei/nw| tou=t' e)fwra/qh. kai\ e)n ig#. kai/toi pe/fuken w(s plh/qei to\ me\n be/baion e)k braduth=tos, to\ d' o)cu/rropon e)k ta/xous dianoi/as u(pa/rxein.
[1] Cassius Dio 17.57.79.
[2] Cassius Dio 13.54.1.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 October 2005@00:50:01.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; modified refs; added a keyword) on 3 October 2005@03:09:54.
Catharine Roth (added keyword) on 14 February 2010@22:47:05.
David Whitehead on 3 November 2013@07:45:29.


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