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Headword: Ἥμισυς
Adler number: eta,351
Translated headword: half
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] short.[1]
"Prousias the king [was] half a man in appearance, and for warlike needs [he was] ignoble and effeminate."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἥμισυς: ὁ βραχύς. ἥμισυς ἀνὴρ Προυσίας ὁ βασιλεὺς κατὰ τὴν ἐπιφάνειαν καὶ πρὸς τὰς πολεμικὰς χρείας ἀγεννὴς καὶ γυναικώδης.
Notes:
[1] See also eta 350, eta 352.
[2] Polybius 36.15.1. For Prousias, king of Bithynia, see pi 2913 and pi 2914.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 August 2006@19:37:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 29 August 2006@03:26:13.
David Whitehead on 17 December 2012@06:11:59.

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