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Headword: ἐν ὁδῷ καθελών
Adler number: eta,121
Translated headword: or overpowering on a road
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning taking [someone] after he had been carried off.[1] That is, attacking [him while he was] in some ambush. Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Aristokrates [sc. uses the phrase].
Greek Original:
Ἢ ἐν ὁδῷ καθελών: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐνεχθέντα ἑλών. τουτέστιν ἔν τινι ἐνέδρᾳ καταβαλών. Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Ἀριστοκράτους.
Notes:
From Harpokration s.v., a gloss on the appearance of the phrase in a law (on unintentional homicide) quoted in Demosthenes 23.53 (web address 1).
cf. omicron 47.
[1] ἐνεχθέντα ; Harpokration has the superior ἐνεδρεύοντα , "while he was lying in wait".
Reference:
D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (Manchester 1963) 75-6
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; geography; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 February 2001@08:59:01.
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