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Headword: *)anaqe/sqai
Adler number: alpha,1872
Translated headword: to retract
Vetting Status: high
Antiphon in the [treatise] On Forethought says: "to retract one's life as if it were a draughts-piece is not possible".[1] Meaning to live afresh, having repented in one's former life.
Greek Original:
*)anaqe/sqai: *)antifw=n e)n tw=| peri\ pronoi/as fhsi/n: a)naqe/sqai w(/sper petto\n to\n bi/on ou)k e)/stin. a)nti\ tou= a)/nwqen biw=nai metanoh/santas e)n tw=| prote/rw| bi/w|.
From Harpokration (cf. Photius) s.v. The headword, again at alpha 1873, is present middle/passive infinitive of a)nati/qhmi.
[1] Antiphon (the sophist) 87 F52 Diels-Kranz. (The treatise is called On Concord, not On Forethought; homonoia, not pronoia.) On pettoi//pessoi/, see e.g. pi 1384.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 October 2000@11:22:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 29 July 2002@05:39:30.
David Whitehead (added note) on 29 July 2002@05:40:45.
William Hutton (Cosmetics, added keyword) on 11 September 2002@20:39:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 June 2011@07:34:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 10 March 2012@02:22:55.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword) on 10 March 2012@15:02:27.


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