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Headword: *)wfe/limon pra=gma
Adler number: omega,270
Translated headword: useful affair, useful matter
Vetting Status: high
[Note] that [it is called] such, so that it is reasonably chosen with a view to amplification and addition.[1]
For o)fe/llw [means] I amplify/increase.[2]
Xenophon [writes]: "since they said nothing useful, they were slaughtered.".[3]
Greek Original:
*)wfe/limon pra=gma: o(/ti toiou=ton, w(/ste eu)lo/gws au)to\ ai(rei=sqai pro\s au)/chsin kai\ prosqh/khn. *)ofe/llw ga\r to\ au)ca/nw. *cenofw=n: e)pei\ de\ ou)de\n w)fe/limon e)/legon, katesfa/ghsan.
[1] cf. generally epsilon 2307 -- and specifically Diogenes Laertius 7.99, the source of this material. See Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXIV.
[2] cf. omicron 996.
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 4.1.23 (which has singulars for the present plurals: see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 September 2005@06:59:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 11 September 2005@16:09:22.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 12 September 2005@03:15:23.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 10 October 2011@08:14:02.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 October 2011@20:11:18.
David Whitehead on 4 November 2013@05:35:04.


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