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Headword: *poristai/
Adler number: pi,2066
Translated headword: providers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those populist politicians bringing in the revenues for their own benefit.
Greek Original:
*poristai/: oi( tou\s po/rous ei)shgou/menoi dhmagwgoi\ e)pi\ tw=| e(autw=n lusitelei=.
Entry also in Photius (pi1099 Theodoridis) attributed by Wentzel to Aelius Dionysius.
Given the moralising slant, it is probably [DW] generated by Thucydides 8.48.6, where the Athenian oligarch Phrynichus is made to speak of 'providers and introducers of evils to the people' (accusative case; web address 1).
For the headword noun in more straightforward, literal senses see under pi 1799, chi 487.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; imagery; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 November 2007@09:06:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 19 November 2007@11:16:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 20 November 2007@03:11:35.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 13 April 2010@09:01:25.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2011@06:26:40.
David Whitehead on 26 October 2011@07:38:45.
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