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Headword: Apetrueto
Adler number: alpha,3089
Translated headword: was wasted
Vetting Status: high
"And in the preparations for the dinners much of the public [funds] was wasted."[1] [Meaning] was squandered.
And elsewhere: "if Eurystheus had offered this challenge to Heracles, it would have wasted him."[2]
Greek Original:
Apetrueto: kai para tas tôn deipnôn paraskeuas to polu tôn dêmosiôn apetrueto. katedapanato. kai authis: ei touton ton athlon prouteinen Eurustheus Hêraklei, sphodra an auton apetrusen.
The unglossed headword is extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Eutropius, Breviarium 7.18. See again beta 309 (fuller); also eta 500.
[2] (In the sense of worn him out.) This is part of Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F135: the historian (nu 393) is contrasting himself with the mythological Heracles, whose labors were performed for king Eurystheus (epsilon 3732); Nicolaus boastfully suggests that his own labor, a 144-book universal history, would have been too great for Heracles. For discussion of this fragment see Marincola (below) 155; and for a)=qlos as the noun for Heracles' labors cf. e.g. Diodorus 4.11-29 passim.
Marincola, John (1997), Authority and Tradition in Ancient Historiography, Cambridge University: Cambridge
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; food; historiography; history; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 28 January 2001@21:47:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 March 2001@08:50:56.
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Abram Ring (altered translation of Nic. Dam.%%expanded note 2%%added bibliography on Nic. Dam. F 135) on 25 May 2007@13:15:56.
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