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Headword: Ἐπίφασις
Adler number: epsilon,2746
Translated headword: appearance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"[...] because there arose a substantial appearance of prosperity in both their individual lives and in public affairs when the resources had been transferred from Macedonia to Rome."[1]
And elsewhere: "in terms of appearance [Scipio] did certain things, but in truth he was busy with the preparations."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπίφασις. διὰ τὸ πολλὴν ἐπίφασιν γενέσθαι τῆς εὐδαιμονίας περί τε τοὺς κατ' ἰδίαν βίους καὶ περὶ τὰ κοινά, τῶν ἐκ Μακεδονίας μετακομισθεισῶν εἰς τὴν Ῥώμην χορηγιῶν. καὶ αὖθις: κατὰ μὲν τὴν ἐπίφασιν ἐποίει τινά: τῇ δὲ ἀληθείᾳ περὶ τὰς παρασκευὰς εἶχεν.
Notes:
For the nominative-case headword, here unglossed (and presumably generated by the accusatives in the quotations given), see already epsilon 2745.
[1] Polybius 31.25.7 (web address 1), via the Excerpta de virtutibus of Constantine Porphyrogenitus 2.190.1-3. (n.b.: in the English version on Perseus, this passage is 32.11. Use web address 2 to go directly to that passage).
[2] An approximation of Polybius 14.2.9 (web address 3), on P. Cornelius Scipio Africanus.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: biography; economics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: William Hutton on 12 February 2008@23:13:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented translation, with associated note; more keywords) on 13 February 2008@03:05:40.
William Hutton (added link) on 13 February 2008@03:52:52.
David Whitehead on 22 October 2012@07:12:33.
David Whitehead (expanded two notes) on 3 February 2016@03:17:26.

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