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Headword: Ἀνεπιεικές
Adler number: alpha,2293
Translated headword: unseemly
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] unfitting, undecorous.
Arrian [writes]: "Alexander was so far from doing or performing anything unseemly at this, that he turned that very place over [to Khorienes]."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἀνεπιεικές: ἀνοίκειον, ἀπρεπές. Ἀρριανός: ὁ δὲ Ἀλέξανδρος τοσοῦτον ἀνεδέησεν ἀνεπιεικές τι ἐς τοῦτο ἐργάσασθαι ἢ ἀποδείξασθαι, ὥστε καὶ αὐτὸ τὸ χωρίον ἐκεῖνο ἐπιτρέψαι.
Notes:
The headword is neuter nominative/accusative singular of this adjective. It is perhaps extracted from the quotation given here, though there are other extant possibilities, beginning with Aristophanes and Aeschines (sc.) Socraticus.
[1] Arrian, Anabasis 4.21.9 -- but the Suda's quotation of it is garbled in a most intriguing way. In place of Arrian's τοσούτου ἐδέησεν , "lacked so much", "was so far from", the Suda has τοσούτον ἀνεδέησεν , using ἀναδέω as a synonym for δέω in the sense of "lack". There are other pecularities as well. Here is the relevant passage of Arrian: καὶ τοσούτου ἐδέησεν ἀνεπιεικές τι ἐς τὸν Χοριήνην ἔργον ἀποδείξασθαι, ὥστε καὶ αὐτὸ τὸ χωρίον ἐκεῖνο ἐπιτρέπει Χοριήνῃ... .
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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 21 June 2000@10:12:41.
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William Hutton (Added note) on 22 June 2000@00:32:41.
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