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Headword: Arthmia
Adler number: alpha,3943
Translated headword: amicable relations
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] friendly relations.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "since the Athenians are not amicable towards us, but the barbarians [are our] allies."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the related participle] a)rqmh/santes ["they having become amicable"], [meaning they] having become friends.[3]
Greek Original:
Arthmia: philia. Hêrodotos: Athênaiôn mê eontôn hêmin arthmiôn, tôi de barbarôi summachôn. kai Arthmêsantes, philoi genomenoi.
[1] From a gloss on Herodotus 6.83.2, where the headword, neuter plural of this adjective, occurs (web address 1 below).
[2] Herodotus 9.9.2 (web address 2).
[3] Evidently quoted from somewhere -- perhaps Eunapius, Lives of the Sophists 7.6.5.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2001@20:23:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 July 2001@06:42:06.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 12 April 2012@06:32:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 December 2014@01:07:45.
David Whitehead on 10 December 2014@02:35:21.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and links) on 10 December 2014@12:20:20.


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