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Headword: *(/amilla
Adler number: alpha,1594
Translated headword: contest
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] competition, rivalry, equalization.[1]
"And once, when these two boys were contending with each other, they stripped off for a contest of javelin-throwing, but then their enthusiasm got the better of them; and somehow the son of Argeas, contrary to the blow he intended, unfortunately struck his brother's chest and killed him."[2]
Greek Original:
*(/amilla: a)ntagw/nisma, filoneiki/a, e)ci/swsis. kai/ pote a)gw=na e)pitelou=ntes tou/tw tw\ meiraki/w, e)s a(/millan a)konti/sews a)podusame/nw, ei)=ta me/ntoi th=s spoudh=s qermo/teron u(peplh/sqhsan: kai/ pws o( *)arge/ou ui(o\s a)llaxo/se boulo/menos balei=n ta)delfou= dustuxw=s tw=n ste/rnwn tugxa/nei kai\ a)nairei= au)to/n.
cf. generally alpha 1595, alpha 1597.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica and several Euripidean scholia; references at Photius alpha1201 Theodoridis. (Latte on Hesychius s.v. makes the Euripides connection explicit by citing e.g. Hecuba 226.)
[2] Aelian fr. 201 Domingo-Forasté (199 Hercher); again at alpha 3764.
Keywords: athletics; biography; children; definition; ethics; history; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 August 2000@21:10:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 1 March 2001@09:24:08.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, added keyword) on 11 February 2012@22:59:02.
David Whitehead (more notes; another keyword) on 15 February 2012@05:17:41.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 20 August 2013@10:11:26.
David Whitehead on 16 June 2015@11:06:58.


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