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Headword: *prokalei=sqai
Adler number: pi,2457
Translated headword: to invite, to summon
Vetting Status: high
Not the [sc. verb that applies to inviting/summoning] into a contest and a battle, but the [one that applies to inviting/summoning] into negotiations and covenants. But the legal writers [use it] of any kind of invitation/summons.[1]
"Archelaos invited/summoned Sulla to arbitration with Mithridates; and when he had accepted the invitation/summons, terms of agreement were reached."[2]
Greek Original:
*prokalei=sqai: ou) to\ ei)s a)gw=na kai\ ma/xhn, a)lla\ to\ ei)s sumba/seis kai\ sunqh/kas. *qoukudi/dhs. oi( de\ dikanikoi\ e)pi\ pa/shs proklh/sews. *)arxe/laos pareka/lei to\n *su/llan diallagh=nai pro\s to\n *miqrida/thn: decame/nou de\ tou/tou th\n pro/klhsin, e)ge/nonto sunqh=kai.
[1] = Photius pi1246 Theodoridis; prompted by Thucydides 4.19.1 (*lakedaimo/nioi de\ u(ma=s prokalou=ntai e)s sponda\s kai\ dia/lusin pole/mou: web address 1). For the headword see also under pi 2469, a legal scenario.
[2] From Cassius Dio, as preserved in Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, de legationibus 416.9-11. For this Archelaus, see generally OCD4 s.v., #3.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 March 2010@06:09:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 May 2010@00:50:31.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 May 2010@03:26:35.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.2) on 20 November 2011@08:31:11.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@05:09:20.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2014@07:05:15.


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