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Headword: Ἱκέτευμα
Adler number: iota,262
Translated headword: supplication
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to beg and supplicate in a servile manner.[1]
"Abgar met Trajan as he approached and obtained pardon; for the child was a splendid supplication for him."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἱκέτευμα: τὸ δουλοπρεπῶς παρακαλεῖν καὶ ἱκετεύειν. ὁ δὲ Αὔγαρος ἀπήντησε Τραϊανῷ προσιόντι καὶ συγγνώμης ἔτυχεν: ὁ γὰρ παῖς λαμπρόν οἱ ἱκέτευμα ἦν.
[1] For this glossing cf. iota 266.
[2] Cassius Dio 68.21.2. (Compare generally Thucydides 1.137.1.) On Abgar, King of Edessa, see alpha 177 and alpha 4409.
Keywords: biography; children; definition; ethics; historiography; history; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 20 August 2001@00:55:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 21 August 2001@10:46:19.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keywords) on 5 November 2007@11:05:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 6 November 2007@03:02:24.
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