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Headword: Ἐπιτήδειος
Adler number: epsilon,2687
Translated headword: deserving, suitable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] friendly, kindly.[1]
Agreeable.[2]
Xenophon [writes]: "if anyone seemed to him to be lazy, the one holding the staff would select the deserving man and strike him".[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιτήδειος: φίλος, εὔνους. ἁρμόδιος. Ξενοφῶν: ὁ δὲ βακτηρίαν ἔχων, εἴ τις αὐτῷ δοκοίη βλακεύειν, ἐκλεγόμενος τὸν ἐπιτήδειον ἔπαιεν ἄν.
Notes:
cf. generally epsilon 2688.
[1] Same glossing, variously, in other lexica, and cf. also the scholia to Thucydides 4.78.1.
[2] cf. Hesychius s.v. the adverb ἐπιτηδείως (and epsilon 2685).
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 2.3.11, concerning Klearkhos (see web address 1); less loose at beta 316.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history
Translated by: Bobbiejo Winfrey on 13 September 2003@13:45:57.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (add note and link to Xenophon) on 14 September 2003@09:34:06.
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 15 September 2003@00:38:43.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 15 September 2003@03:58:03.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 August 2011@20:06:28.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 October 2012@07:16:04.

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