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Headword: Ἐσφαλκέναι
Adler number: epsilon,3239
Translated headword: to have gone to ruin
Vetting Status: high
"[...] that his own house had gone to ruin by his own doing, because of his enthusiasm and preeminence in this tendency."[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐσφαλκέναι: ὥστε καὶ τὸν ἴδιον οἶκον ἐσφαλκέναι τὸ καθ' αὑτόν, διὰ τὴν πρὸς τοῦτο τὸ μέρος ὁρμὴν καὶ προστασίαν.
The headword is perfect active infinitive of σφάλλω (sigma 1716); presumably drawn from the quotation given, where it occurs in a clause of result following ὥστε , so translated here with a finite verb.
[1] Polybius 8.9.2 (web address 1), citing Theopompus on King Philip II of Macedon and his womanizing. Transmitted via the Excerpta de virtutibus of Constantine Porphyrogenitus 2.108.26-8, and quoted also at pi 2802.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; historiography; history; politics; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 28 January 2008@07:43:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 28 January 2008@10:20:43.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaked n.1; cosmetics) on 28 January 2008@10:30:57.
David Whitehead on 1 November 2012@07:13:53.


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