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Headword: *ou) me/lon au)tw=|
Adler number: omicron,916
Translated headword: not being of interest to him
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] not worth heeding.[1] Menander [sc. Protector writes]: "[...] in this way a siege against Nisibis[2] not being of interest to him [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
*ou) me/lon au)tw=|: ou) frontiste/on. *me/nandros: tau/th| toi th=s kata\ *nisi/bios poliorki/as ou) me/lon au)tw=|.
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given. The verb form here is the present active participle, neuter nominative singular, of me/lw, I am of interest. See LSJ s.v. (and cf. generally omicron 918).
[1] The gloss employs an adjectival verbal noun form denoting necessity (cf. Smyth, 358), in the neuter nominative/accusative singular, from frontiste/os (one must take heed), ultimately derived from the verb fronti/zw, I take heed; see generally LSJ s.v.
[2] A city in northeast Mesopotamia, present-day Nusaybin, Turkey (Barrington Atlas map 89 grid D3); cf. nu 426 and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Nisibis.
[3] Menander Protector fr. 16.2 Blockley (36a FHG, 4.240); see Blockley, pp. 154-5. This fragment is generally associated with the preemptive siege of Nisibis by the Roman general Marcian (PLRE IIIb s.v. Marcianus 7) in early 573 CE (Blockley, p. 271).
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956
R.C. Blockley, The History of Menander the Guardsman, Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1985
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIb, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992
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Translated by: Ronald Allen on 27 June 2010@04:52:37.
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David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 June 2010@03:05:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 3 January 2012@07:01:07.
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