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Headword: *)aristokra/ths
Adler number: alpha,3919
Translated headword: Aristokrates, Aristocrates
Vetting Status: high
General of the Rhodians; [a man] who was in appearance dignified and striking. Because of all these things, the Rhodians supposed they had a completely capable leader and commander in war. But they were deceived in their hopes: for when he came into action as if into fire, just like counterfeit coins he proved otherwise.
Greek Original:
*)aristokra/ths, *(rodi/wn strathgo/s: o(\s h)=n kata\ th\n e)pifa/neian a)ciwmatiko\s kai\ kataplhktiko/s. dio/per e)k pa/ntwn tou/twn u(pe/labon oi( *(ro/dioi tele/ws a)cio/xrewn h(gemo/na kai\ prosta/thn e)/xein tou= pole/mou. dieyeu/sqhsan de\ tw=n e)lpi/dwn: e)lqw\n ga\r e)s ta\s pra/ceis w(/sper e)s pu=r, kaqa/per ta\ ki/bdhla tw=n nomisma/twn, a)lloi=os e)fa/nh.
From Polybius 33.4. Time: mid C2 BCE.
See also under sigma 1527.
Keywords: biography; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2001@16:24:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 31 July 2001@03:56:38.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 November 2005@09:04:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 12 April 2012@05:18:03.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 20 June 2012@04:16:01.


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