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Headword: Ἐπὶ τῶν ὑποκειμένων
Adler number: epsilon,2719
Translated headword: on the basis of the status quo
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] on the basis of things that have already happened.
"He sent envoys to make things clear: Publius [Scipio] approved of peace, but his advisers differed and maintained that matters should remain on the basis of the status quo".[1] [Meaning on the basis of] things that existed.
Greek Original:
Ἐπὶ τῶν ὑποκειμένων: ἐπὶ τῶν φθασάντων γενέσθαι. πρέσβεις δὲ ἔπεμπεν διασαφοῦντας, Πόπλιον μὲν εὐδοκεῖν τὴν εἰρήνην, τοὺς δὲ ἐν τῷ συνεδρίῳ διαφέρεσθαι καὶ φάναι διαμένειν ἐπὶ τῶν ὑποκειμένων. ἐνεστώτων.
Notes:
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given (one of 27 instances of this phrase in Polybius).
[1] An approximation of Polybius 14.2.11, on events in Africa at the end of the third century BCE.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 May 2003@08:13:00.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, modified translation, set status) on 3 June 2003@04:39:57.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 3 June 2003@04:46:18.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2012@05:25:07.
David Whitehead on 2 February 2016@07:35:02.

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