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Headword: Argurea
Adler number: alpha,3788
Translated headword: silver (one)
Vetting Status: high
[*)argure/a means the same as] a)rgura=.[1]
And [there is] a proverb: "fight with silver spears and you will conquer all." In reference to those who propose persuading someone [to do] something difficult with gifts. For the Pythia[2] prophesied this oracle to Philip,[3] speaking in riddles because of the treachery which was to encompass Greece.[4]
*xrei/w, [meaning] I prophesy, [is spelled] with a diphthong; the future tense [is] xrh/sw with an eta; but xri/w [means] I anoint.[5]
Greek Original:
Argurea: argura. kai paroimia: Argureais lonchaisi machou kai panta nikêseis. epi tôn dôrois tina peithein pros ta duskatorthôta parainountôn. touton gar ton chrêsmon hê Puthia echrêse Philippôi ainittomenê dia prodosias periesesthai tês Hellados. chreiô, to manteuomai dia diphthongou: ho mellôn chrêsô dia tou ê: chriô de to aleiphô.
[1] Likewise in the grammarians. Here in the Suda, this uncontracted feminine nominative singular is presumably quoted from somewhere; Hesychius alpha7062 suggests some possibilities.
[2] The priestess who spoke for Apollo of Delphi (pi 3127).
[3] Philip II of Macedon, evidently (phi 354). See J. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle: its responses and operations with a catalogue of responses (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1978) 338 Q215.
[4] cf. Diogenianus 2.81.
[5] Quoted from chi 470.
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2001@00:34:25.
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