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Headword: Κατηργηκέναι
Adler number: kappa,1055
Translated headword: to have missed, to have made useless
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to be ineffective. "[That] ... the one dwelling in the neighbourhood of Tyana[1] has missed and thrown away the opportunities."[2]
Greek Original:
Κατηργηκέναι: ἀνενέργητον εἶναι. τὸν δὲ καθήμενον περὶ τὰ Τύανα κατηργηκέναι καὶ καταπροί̈εσθαι τοὺς καιρούς.
Notes:
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the perfect active infinitive of καταργέω .
[1] Tyana (modern Kemerhisar, Niğde Province, Turkey) was an important crossroads city, on the main road between Constantinople and the Near East (Foss, 2130), in Cappadocia, a region in south-central Asia Minor, Barrington Atlas map 61 grid F1.
[2] Polybius fr. 176 Büttner-Wobst; context (and individual) indeterminable; cf. Walbank, 753-4. The verb καταργέω seems to be more common in late prose and in papyri (LSJ s.v.). Büttner-Wobst notes (537) that Valesius (Henri de Valois 1603-1676) attributed this fragment to Polybius. Although Büttner-Wobst accepts the fragment as Polybian, he observes (ibid.) that Dindorf rejected it.
References:
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. III, (Oxford 1979)
C.F.W. Foss, in A.P Kazhdan, et al., eds., The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, s.v. Tyana, vol. III, (Oxford 1991)
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
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Translated by: Alexandra Trachsel on 18 July 2008@11:31:26.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaks, cosmetics, status) on 18 July 2008@18:15:44.
David Whitehead (tweaked notes; more keywords) on 20 July 2008@04:18:01.
David Whitehead on 11 February 2013@03:38:04.
Ronald Allen (added geographical note, expanded new n.2, added bibliography entries, tweaked bibliography formatting, added keywords) on 5 November 2018@20:02:41.

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