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Headword: Ἐπὶ τῶν ὑποκειμένων
Adler number: epsilon,2719
Translated headword: on the basis of the status quo
Vetting Status: high
[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.
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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