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Headword: *parataxqei/s
Adler number: pi,458
Translated headword: having been placed alongside, having been stationed alongside
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having been drawn up next to him.[1]
Greek Original:
*parataxqei/s: par' au)to\n taxqei/s.
The headword is the aorist passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of the verb parata/ssw (I place side by side, marshal, draw up in order of battle); see generally LSJ s.v. It has evidently been extracted from somewhere. One possibility is Aeschines 3.35, where it is used in a transferred sense (of the opponent Ktesiphon making common political cause with Demosthenes). But more probably (see next note) the source is the earliest instance of this form: Plato, Republic 556D (web address 1); Socrates reflects on the reaction a sinewy, sunburned pauper might have upon being stationed in battle-formation alongside a pale, plump rich man.
[1] The headword is identically glossed in Timaeus; Platonic Lexicon (pi999a20) and Photius' Lexicon (pi315 Theodoridis).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; military affairs; philosophy; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 16 November 2010@22:50:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; more keywords; cosmetics) on 17 November 2010@03:13:44.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2011@06:25:20.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@07:32:49.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 23 December 2014@00:46:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 2 June 2021@00:32:27.


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