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Headword: *palimboli/a
Adler number: pi,87
Translated headword: fickleness
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Describing] an opinion which is easily changed.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "on the generals' part there was much marshalling, many watch-periods and sleepless times and goings-about among the multitude, hope and fear and fickleness."[2]
Greek Original:
*palimboli/a: h( eu)meta/blhtos gnw/mh. *)agaqi/as: tw=n de\ strathgw=n pollh\ me\n u(ph=rxe para/tacis, pollai\ de\ frourai\ kai\ a)grupni/ai kai\ a)na\ ta\ plh/qh perinosth/seis, e)lpi\s kai\ de/os kai\ palimboli/a.
Notes:
LSJ entry at web address 1; cf. pali/mbolos at pi 88 & pi 89.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; references at Photius pi71 Theodoridis.
[2] Agathias, Histories 2.6. (This noun also occurs in Greek Anthology 5.302.12, attributed to the same Agathias.)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 30 July 2001@22:19:12.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 31 July 2001@03:00:28.
David Whitehead (another note; another keyword; tweaks) on 11 May 2011@07:47:46.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 26 August 2011@07:13:38.
David Whitehead on 11 August 2013@05:30:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 July 2014@18:37:30.

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