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Headword: Καταπρησθῇ
Adler number: kappa,727
Translated headword: [that he] be reduced to ashes
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning that he] be burned up.[1] "[...] Cyrus having ordered, that he be reduced to ashes alive [...]."[2]
Greek Original:
Καταπρησθῇ: κατακαυθῇ. κελεύσαντος Κύρου, ἵνα καταπρησθῇ ζῶν.
Notes:
[1] The headword is aorist passive subjunctive of καταπίμπρημι , third person singular, presumably from the quotation given.
[2] Aelian fr. 70k Domingo-Forasté, part of 67 Hercher (not initially identified by Adler but noted in her addenda). Tiberius Hemsterhuys (1685-1766) recognized that this fragment refers to Croesus: cf. kappa 2497, kappa 2498, kappa 2499, kappa 2500.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 May 2008@11:56:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 13 May 2008@03:09:11.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 27 February 2011@22:46:35.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, tweaked note) on 23 March 2012@01:55:37.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 3 February 2013@09:13:54.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 2 February 2014@06:48:09.

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