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Headword: Ἐκκαλέσασθαι
Adler number: epsilon,343
Translated headword: to win over
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to incite, to motivate.[1] "[...] eager to win over those in positions of authority to the objectives of the Romans."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐκκαλέσασθαι: παραθῆξαι, παρορμῆσαι. ἐκκαλέσασθαι σπουδάζων τοὺς ἐπὶ πραγμάτων ταττομένους πρὸς τὰς τῶν Ῥωμαίων ἐλπίδας.
[1] The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is aorist middle infinitive of ἐκκαλέω (cf. epsilon 344).
[2] Polybius 3.69.4, on Hannibal in the prelude to the battle (218 BCE, cf. Briscoe, pp. 47-49) of the Trebia (now Trebbia, river in northern Italy, Barrington Atlas map 39 grid F3; cf. OCD(4) s.v. Trebia); the present 'Romans' should of course be 'Carthaginians'. See web address 1.
J. Briscoe, 'The Second Punic War,' in A.E. Astin, F.W. Walbank, M.W. Frederiksen, and R.M. Ogilvie, eds., The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. VIII, 2nd ed., Rome and the Mediterranean to 133 B.C., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 February 2007@04:12:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, link, status) on 5 February 2007@21:21:11.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2 and keywords) on 6 February 2007@03:06:26.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2012@05:59:30.
Ronald Allen (Added map reference, repaired link, added keyword) on 28 February 2018@00:47:55.
Ronald Allen (added to note, added bibliography) on 28 February 2018@22:24:57.


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