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Headword: Autoschedion
Adler number: alpha,4528
Translated headword: extemporaneous, improvised
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] out of a nearby place.[1]
Or out of an immediate [time].
Also [sc. attested is the related adverb] au)tosxedi/ws ["impromptu"], spontaneously, immediately.[2]
Also [sc. attested is a related verb] au)tosxedia/zwsin ["they improvise"], they act spontaneously. Aelian [writes]: "[the] Romans welcomed neither a lawless success nor a completed victory in which the leader did not share, in order that their subjects would not improvise in their doings."[3]
And elsewhere: "to come on behalf of great things and to have been improvised [?on the basis of?] impossibilities."[4]
Greek Original:
Autoschedion: ek tou sunengus topou. ê to ek suntomou. kai Autoschediôs, automatôs, suntomôs. kai Autoschediazôsin, autonomôs prattôsin. Ailianos: Rhômaioi de eupragian paranomon oute nikên telestheisan, hês ho archôn mê ekoinônêsen, êspazonto, hina mê autoschediazôsin en tais praxesin hoi hupêkooi. kai authis: huper megalôn hêkein kai adunatôn autoschediasthênai.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica, and cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 17.530, where au)tosxedo/n occurs.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[3] Aelian fr. 120 Hercher.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 August 2001@17:48:43.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 9 August 2001@05:20:46.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 March 2011@05:32:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 May 2012@03:50:54.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@04:33:27.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo) on 21 December 2015@22:22:29.


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