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Headword: Ἐπάρας
Adler number: epsilon,1977
Translated headword: urging
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he] persuading.[1]
"Urging the boldest men, with hopes of benefactions, to become initiators of unholy deeds."[2]
And elsewhere: "praising greatly, and urging in various ways including [the argument] that it would be sufficient for his entourage to buy the supplies at the going price."[3]
And elsewhere: "and faking the death of the king/emperor and urging many men to take a view advantageous to him, even from the man's faction, he readily assembled a large force."[4]
Greek Original:
Ἐπάρας: πείσας. θρασυτάτους ἄνδρας ἐλπίσιν εὐεργεσιῶν ἐπάρας ἀνοσίων ἔργων ἀρχηγοὺς γενέσθαι. καὶ αὖθις: μειζόνως ἐπαινέσας, τοῖς τε ἄλλοις ἐπάρας καὶ ὅτι ἀποχρῶν ἔσται τοῖς ἀμφ' αὑτὸν ὠνεῖσθαι τὰ ἐπιτήδεια τῆς ξυμβαινούσης τιμῆς. καὶ αὖθις: καὶ καταψευσάμενος τοῦ βασιλέως θάνατον καὶ ἐπάρας πολλοὺς τὰ λυσιτελῆ οἱ φρονεῖν καὶ τῆς ἐκείνου μερίδος εἶναι ἤθροισε δύναμιν ῥαδίως πολλήν.
Notes:
[1] Aorist participle (masculine nominative singular) of ἐπαίρω , probably (though not necessarily: cf. Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon s.v., where the gloss is ἀναπείσας ) extracted from one of the passages which follow; cf. epsilon 2195, epsilon 2197, epsilon 2201 (and gamma 239).
[2] A close approximation of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 8.58.4. On this identification see Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXVIII.
[3] Arrian, incerta fr.13 Roos/Wirth; cf. alpha 3652, xi 102.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 August 2007@06:22:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 August 2007@19:07:11.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 22 August 2007@03:15:43.
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