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Headword: *prwto/peiros
Adler number: pi,2972
Translated headword: novice
Vetting Status: high
"But he, despite being an absolute youth and a novice with regard to the actions required in war and having recently become [desirous] of further promotion, was fond of victory and ambitious and a lover of being first."[1]
Greek Original:
*prwto/peiros: o( de\ ne/os w)\n komidh=| kai\ prwto/peiros tw=n kata\ po/lemon e)/rgwn kai\ newsti\ geno/menos th=s e)pi\ plei=on proagwgh=s filo/neikos kai\ filo/timos kai\ filo/prwtos h)=n.
The unglossed headword is extracted from the quotation given.
cf. generally pi 2973.
[1] This quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) was attributed by Valckenaer to Aelian; cf. in any event Polybius fr. 215, relating to 29.18.
Keywords: biography; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Kyle Helms on 28 October 2013@20:51:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; supplied notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 29 October 2013@06:08:30.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 February 2015@07:25:14.


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