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Headword: Ἐσπάρασσεν
Adler number: epsilon,3179
Translated headword: was provoking, was tearing up
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning he/she/it] was annoying.[1] Josephus [writes]: "[John of Gichala] was provoking [people already] stirred-up for the coming war."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐσπάρασσεν: ἠρέθιζεν. Ἰώσηπος: μετεώρους ὄντας ἐπὶ τῷ μέλλοντι πολέμῳ ἐσπάρασσεν.
Notes:
[1] The headword is third person singular, imperfect active, of σπαράσσω / σπαράττω (cf. sigma 904); presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 2.589 (web address 1); again at mu 772.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 January 2008@11:24:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 23 January 2008@03:32:33.
David Whitehead on 31 October 2012@08:35:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 4 November 2012@02:43:35.

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