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Headword: Ἐπιτακτικῶς
Adler number: epsilon,2657
Translated headword: peremptorily
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] imperiously. "[...that] those who had come to him [...] as envoys were communicating with him peremptorily about these things."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιτακτικῶς: προστακτικῶς. τοὺς δὲ πρὸς αὐτὸν πρεσβεύοντας ἐπιτακτικῶς αὐτῷ διαστέλλειν περὶ τούτων.
In the Greek, the difference between headword and gloss is merely a matter of prepositional prefix (epi- or pros-). For the latter adverb cf. under alpha 2096, delta 1489, iota 683.
[1] Diodorus Siculus 28.15.2 (via Excerpta Constantiniana EL I 398.8-9), slightly abridged; "him" is Antiochos III in the context of his negotiations with the Romans. Diodorus also uses this adverb in 15.40.2.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: William Hutton on 10 December 2007@01:20:59.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 December 2007@01:29:48.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 10 December 2007@03:26:07.
Philip Rance (augmented note) on 26 January 2012@17:15:54.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 27 January 2012@03:17:06.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 February 2016@07:34:06.


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