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Headword: Ἀγάστου
Adler number: alpha,174
Translated headword: of an admirable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Of an admirable] death.
Greek Original:
Ἀγάστου: θανάτου.
Note:
The unanimous reading of the mss for the gloss, θανάτου , is shared with Zonaras p.14 Tittmann and Eudemus (according to Adler's apparatus). Other sources (Photius; Bachmann, Anecdota graeca I p.7, 21) have the more comprehensible θαυμαστοῦ , "wondrous" (cf. alpha 173). Tittmann proposes ἀγάστου θανάτου θαυμαστοῦ . However, the enigma of the present entry was probably solved by Richard Porson (1759-1808), who noted that ἀγαστός and θάνατος appear in close proximity at Xenophon, Hellenica 2.3.56; see web address 1. (When death was hanging over him, Theramenes, in the view of Xenophon, said something admirable.) It may therefore be that an illustrative quotation here has been accidentally disassembled.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Gregory Hays on 4 June 1999@14:53:47.
Vetted by:
Eric Nelson on 31 December 1999@20:54:27.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 26 June 2001@06:57:16.
Jennifer Benedict (added link, betacode) on 26 March 2008@01:57:48.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 23 December 2011@09:05:34.
Catharine Roth (coding, tweaked link) on 29 December 2014@00:20:03.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 August 2016@07:48:50.

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