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Headword: Καλῶς
Adler number: kappa,260
Translated headword: well, cleverly
Vetting Status: high
Meaning piously and humanely in Thucydides. "To perform this well/cleverly is a credit to them." That is, being a pirate. For neither used they to drive away a ploughing-ox or steal [it] by night, nor to practice piracy together with murders.
Greek Original:
Καλῶς: ἀντὶ τοῦ εὐσεβῶς καὶ φιλανθρώπως παρὰ Θουκυδίδῃ. οἷς κόσμος καλῶς τοῦτο δρᾶν. τουτέστι τὸ λῃστεύειν. οὔτε γὰρ βοῦν ἀροτῆρα ἐλεηλάτουν ἢ ἔκλεπτον νυκτὸς οὔτε μετὰ φόνων ἐποίουν τὴν λῃστείαν.
From the scholia to Thucydides 1.5.2, quoted here, where this adverb (again kappa 262) occurs. The sense of the explanation seems to be that humane piracy is a credit because it is done openly and without loss of life.
Keywords: agriculture; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; religion; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 8 March 2008@17:29:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 9 March 2008@07:03:45.
David Whitehead on 25 January 2013@06:34:41.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 30 March 2019@15:48:47.


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