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Headword: Ἀξιόλογα βάρη
Adler number: alpha,2811
Translated headword: noteworthy weights
Vetting Status: high
"So that we might send from the towers well-aimed [and] noteworthy weights of stones."[1]
"And [he] having strewn the roads with noteworthy stones."[2]
"And [he] having bridged the marshes with noteworthy coverings."[3] That is, attractive, large [ones].
And elsewhere: "[...] Mermeroes to point out to us, since it is not a remarkable country, nor even worth fighting for, nor a task for a royal expedition; but one of its peoples are amongst those near the Caucasus."[4]
Greek Original:
Ἀξιόλογα βάρη: ὡς ἂν ἀπὸ τῶν πύργων πέμπωμεν ἑκηβολώτατα ἀξιόλογα λίθων βάρη. καὶ ἀξιολόγοις καταστρώσας λίθοις τὰς ὁδούς. καὶ εἰλήμασιν ἀξιολόγοις τοὺς ὑδροστατουμένους γεφυρώσας. τουτέστιν εὐπρεπέσι, μεγίστοις. καὶ αὖθις: τὸν Μερμερόην ἡμῖν σημᾶναι, ὡς οὐκ ἔστιν ἀξιόλογος ἡ χώρα, οὐδὲ μὴν περιμάχητος, οὐδὲ βασιλικῆς ἔργον ἐκστρατείας: ἀλλ' ἓν ὑπάρχει τῶν ἐθνῶν τῶν περὶ τὸν Καύκασον.
The headword phrase, in the neuter plural, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Synesius, Letters 133.16 (with optative πέμποιμεν ). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCVI.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Menander Protector fr. 6.1 Blockley; cf. mu 637.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 November 2000@08:53:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword, translation, keywords; added notes) on 12 March 2001@08:26:26.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 15 August 2002@09:48:43.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; added a keyword) on 10 August 2006@03:25:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes, inc a source identification; tweaks) on 28 February 2011@06:06:23.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 12 October 2011@06:00:41.
David Whitehead (updated a reference) on 3 January 2012@04:48:21.
David Whitehead on 21 March 2012@07:07:04.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2015@06:59:17.


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