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Headword: *pra/cantes
Adler number: pi,2211
Translated headword: having had dealings
Vetting Status: high
Thucydides [writes]: "those who had had dealings with the Athenians" - that is, had plotted [with them] - "said that they ought to open the gates [...] Once opened, the plan was for the Athenians to rush in."[1]
Greek Original:
*pra/cantes: *qoukudi/dhs: oi( de\ met' *)aqhnai/wn pra/cantes [toute/sti bouleuqe/ntes] e)/fasan xrh=nai a)noi/gein ta\s pu/las. e)/mellon de\ a)noixqeisw=n ei)spi/ptein toi=s *)aqhnai/ois.
The headword participle is presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[1] An approximation of Thucydides 4.68.4-5 (with explanatory comment), on events at Megara in 424 BCE. See text at web address 1. "The Athenians" should be in the accusative rather than the Suda's dative (which makes it sound as though somebody would be rushing upon the Athenians).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 October 2001@06:35:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 9 August 2004@01:22:49.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2004@03:52:36.
David Whitehead on 13 October 2013@07:48:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 25 October 2021@00:43:04.


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