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Headword: Ἐντήκων
Adler number: epsilon,1472
Translated headword: pouring in (while molten)
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning one who is] throwing in, sending in.[1] "[...] and to kill [him] by pouring gold into his mouth and silver into his ears and into his nostrils pouring [some] of the same material."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐντήκων: ἐμβάλλων, ἐνιείς. καὶ αὐτοῦ τῷ στόματι ἐντήκων χρυσὸν καὶ ταῖς ἀκοαῖς ἄργυρον καὶ ἐς τὰς ῥῖνας ἐγχέων τῆς ὕλης αὐτῆς ἀποκτεῖναι.
Notes:
[1] The headword is present active participle, masculine nominative singular, of ἐντήκω (cf. epsilon 1446, epsilon 1464, epsilon 1473); presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Adler notes the suggestion by Jonathan Toup (1713-1785) that this unidentifiable quotation concerns 'Crassus or Manius'. This 'Crassus' is the super-rich M. Licinius Crassus, who in fact died in battle in Parthia, before this gruesome way of killing him could be put into effect; nevertheless, late sources claim that this was done to him post mortem. As to 'Manius', this is M.' Aquillius (cos. 101 BCE, with Marius); he was indeed killed, in 88, by King Mithradates VI of Pontus (mu 1044), using this method (Appian and other sources in Broughton MRR II.43), on the grounds of actions, prompted by avarice, that had provoked the First Mithradatic War.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; medicine; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 May 2007@23:03:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 May 2007@03:23:13.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule, cross-reference) on 24 May 2007@10:40:08.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2, with information supplied by Patrick Tansey) on 13 September 2010@03:45:46.
David Whitehead (more of the same) on 13 September 2010@06:16:05.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 August 2012@08:12:48.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2016@07:16:26.

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