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Headword: Ἀναδρομαί
Adler number: alpha,1862
Translated headword: retreats, returns
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] ways back.[1]
"'Let there be a return, and we are not overthrown'. It is necessary always to have this verse at the ready. Lucius the Roman did not do this and suffered a huge downfall. Thus the greatest of efforts, if they are conducted with poor judgement, take little to be overthrown. Sufficient signs of such things to those who understand well are both the force of Pyrrhus the king of the Epeirotes and his invasion into Argos [Myth, Place] and the expedition of Lysimachus through Thrace against Dromichaites the king of the Odryssians; also many other [situations] like these."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀναδρομαί: ἀναβάσεις. ἀναδρομὴ γίγνοιτο, κοὐ σφαλλόμεθα. δεῖ πρόχειρον ἔχειν ἀεὶ τὸν στίχον τοῦτον. τοῦτο μὴ ποιήσας Λεύκιος ὁ Ῥωμαῖος μεγάλως ἐσφάλη. οὕτω παρ' ὀλίγον σφάλλεται τὰ μέγιστα τῶν πραγμάτων ἀγομένων ἀκρισίᾳ. ἱκανὰ τῶν τοιούτων ὑποδείγματα τοῖς εὖ φρονοῦσιν ἥ τε Πύρρου τοῦ τῶν Ἠπειρωτῶν βασιλέως βία καὶ πάροδος εἰς Ἄργος ἥ τε Λυσιμάχου στρατιὰ διὰ τῆς Θρᾴκης ἐπὶ Δρομιχαίτην τὸν βασιλέα τῶν Ὀδρυσσῶν: καὶ πολλὰ δὴ τούτοις ἕτερα παραπλήσια.
Notes:
[1] Same glossing (of this nominative plural) in Photius.
[2] Polybius fr. 102 Büttner-Wobst; cf. delta 1534, omicron 61. The initial quotation within it is Tragica adespota fr. 430b Kannicht-Snell. LSJ s.v. ἀναδρομή , 3, translates it here as 'place of refuge', but that makes a poor fit with the episodes described. Büttner-Wobst notes (p. 528) that Ursinus (Fulvio Orsini, 1529-1600) attributed this fragment to Polybius.
Reference:
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; poetry; tragedy
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 March 2001@15:29:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 29 July 2002@05:17:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 February 2012@03:52:41.
David Whitehead (modified hw and tr and expanded n.2, at the urging of Sorin Olteanu) on 1 February 2013@09:59:55.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 23 January 2014@06:37:05.
Ronald Allen (augmented n.2, added bibliography, coding) on 5 June 2018@23:00:00.

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