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Headword: *(/erkos
Adler number: epsilon,3017
Translated headword: fence
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning an] enclosure, circumvallation.[1]
Aelian [writes]: "[...] to await the end of one's whole life, and not to leap forwards nor to enroll oneself among the blessed. For human affairs are uncertain, as long as for each [person] the life is inside the fence of the teeth."[2]
Greek Original:
*(/erkos: peri/fragma, peritei/xisma. *ai)liano/s: bi/ou panto\s to\ te/los a)name/nein, mhde\ prophda=n mhde\ toi=s eu)dai/mosin e(auto\n e)gkatagra/fein. a)/dhla ga\r ei)=nai ta\ a)nqrw/pina, e(/ws a)\n e(ka/stw| h( yuxh\ ei)/sw tou= tw=n o)do/ntwn e(/rkous h)=|.
[1] Similarly in other lexica and grammars, and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 1.284 (where the headword noun occurs). See also epsilon 3015.
[2] Aelian fr. 70b and 70c Domingo-Forasté (67 Hercher), alluding to the epic formula e(/rkos o)do/ntwn, "the fence of the teeth." See also tau 288.
Keywords: architecture; definition; epic; ethics; imagery; military affairs; philosophy; science and technology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2007@18:12:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 24 December 2007@05:07:24.
Catharine Roth (betacode typo, updated reference, added cross-reference) on 22 March 2012@01:41:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 October 2012@06:42:29.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 February 2016@04:14:19.


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