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Headword: *kaqista/menos
Adler number: kappa,114
Translated headword: conveying for one's own advantage
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning someone who is] conveying with a view to something better. "And [sc. Julius] Caesar [...] came into Asia [...] conveying for his own advantage the goods of his subjects and those of the Parthians at the same time."[1] And elsewhere: "having been with him both while he was waging war and while he was conveying [sc. materials] for the advantage of his rule." Crito in the Getica says [this].[2]
Greek Original:
*kaqista/menos: pro\s to\ be/ltion meta/gwn. o( de\ *kai=sar e)s th\n *)asi/an h)=lqe ta\ tw=n u(phko/wn kai\ tw=n *pa/rqwn a(/ma kaqista/menos. kai\ au)=qis: polemou=nti/ te au)tw=| kai\ peri\ th\n a)rxh\n kaqistame/nw| suggeno/menos. fhsi\ *kri/twn e)n *getikoi=s.
The headword participle, in the nominative case, is presumably extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Cassius Dio 51.18.1 (here abridged).
[2] Crito FGrH 200 F8. (Titus Statilius Crito, ca. 100 CE, was a physician in the court of Trajan; mentioned by Galen and Martial, and cf. rho 241. For other fragments of his in the Suda see alpha 4035, beta 388, gamma 208, delta 368.)
Prioreschi, P. A History of Medicine: Greek Medicine. Horatius Press, 1996
Scarborough, J. "Criton, Physician of Trajan: Historian and Pharmacist" in J.W. Eadie and J. Ober (eds.), The Craft of the Ancient Historian. Lanham, Univ. Press of America, 1985, pp. 387-405
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Richard Rodriguez on 27 July 2008@21:35:27.
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David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 July 2008@04:48:34.
David Whitehead on 22 January 2013@05:51:22.
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