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Headword: Ἴδιον
Adler number: iota,111
Translated headword: one's own, peculiar
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] characteristic of a private person.[1]
"For what happened was peculiar and extraordinary."[2] That is, rarely occurring.
And elsewhere: "they busied themselves with the detail of various matters including the peculiarities of the Pharos."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἴδιον: ἰδιωτικόν. τὸ γὰρ συμβαῖνον ἴδιον ἦν καὶ παρηλλαγμένον. τουτέστι σπανίως συμβὰν γενέσθαι. καὶ αὖθις: οἱ δὲ ἐπολυπραγμόνησαν ἀκριβῶς τά τε ἄλλα καὶ τὰς περὶ τὸν Φάρον ἰδιότητας.
Notes:
[1] (cf. iota 103, iota 121.) Same headword already in Hesychius iota203, with the gloss οἰκεῖον ; Latte there tentatively suggests it is quoted from Homer, Odyssey 4.314; there are of course numerous other possibilities.
[2] Polybius 3.55.1.
[3] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a (28b in Loeb edition); cf. beta 121. For the Pharos see phi 114.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 May 2006@22:45:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2006@04:51:24.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 9 January 2013@03:53:02.

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