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Headword: Ἀθλητάς
Adler number: alpha,740
Translated headword: athletes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] competitors, men in training.[1]
Aelian [uses the word].[2] "Consequently he not only prepared them to have these things, but he also created athletes in other [kinds of] injustice and filthiness. For what shameful or terrible thing was not present? And what good and wholesome thing was not absent?"[3]
Greek Original:
Ἀθλητάς: ἀγωνιστὰς, ἀσκητάς. Αἰλιανός: τοιγαροῦν οὐ μόνον ταῦτ' ἔχειν αὐτοὺς παρεσκεύαζεν, ἀλλὰ καὶ τῆς ἄλλης ἀδικίας καὶ βδελυρίας ἀθλητὰς παρεσκεύαζεν. τί γὰρ τῶν αἰσχρῶν καὶ δεινῶν αὐτοῖς οὐ προσῆν; ἢ τί τῶν καλῶν καὶ σπουδαίων οὐκ ἀπῆν;
Notes:
[1] cf. generally alpha 741, alpha 4170. The present headword (+ gloss) is accusative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given -- on which see next two notes.
[2] Perhaps in De natura animalium 4.1. Not, at any rate, in the quotation which now follows: see next note.
[3] Polybius 8.9.8-9, himself quoting Theopompus (FGrH 115 F225; cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 6.260E = 6.77 Kaibel), on the hetairoi of Philip II of Macedon.
Reference:
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I." Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 418
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; imagery
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 18 December 1999@09:41:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 January 2001@06:33:54.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2001@06:35:18.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 14 February 2001@04:22:30.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 12 May 2006@08:34:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, bibliography, keyword) on 27 December 2009@01:01:08.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; tweaks) on 20 January 2012@04:52:36.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 21 January 2012@12:21:06.
David Whitehead (punctuation) on 22 January 2012@04:29:08.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 November 2014@21:56:45.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 30 November 2014@03:46:30.
David Whitehead (expanded a ref) on 14 January 2015@03:30:25.
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