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Headword: Logismos
Adler number: lambda,648
Translated headword: calculation, account
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] payment.
"He plundered [them] with no sense of propriety, claiming that he was exacting accounts for what they had done in their lives."[1]
Alternatively, calculation/account is a name for scrutiny.[2]
"And the voyage has been supposed to have taken place through a calculation of two months in advance."[3] Meaning by a reckoning [thereof].
[For] calculation/account also [means] reckoning.
"He made a calculation of the crowd."[4]
And Euripides [writes]: "for justice has no reason for two to argue." That is, contending has no excuse.[5]
Greek Original:
Logismos: hê ektisis. oudeni kosmôi elêïsato logismous dêthen tôn bebiômenôn prattomenos. ê hê exetasis legetai logismos. ho de plous logismôi tou prosô duoin mênoin xumbêsesthai eikastheis. anti tou aparithmêsei. Logismos kai hê aparithmêsis. ho de logismon tou plêthous epoiêsato. kai Euripidês: to gar dikaion ouk echei logon duoin erizein. toutestin ouk echei prophasin to philoneikein.
Notes:
For this headword in another sense see lambda 649.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as an approximation of Procopius, Secret History 5.4 (on Tutila). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCIV.
[2] Attributed by Wentzel to a rhetorical source (so Adler).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
[5] In fact Sophocles: Chrysothemis in Electra 466-467 (with comment from the scholia there). The connection of this passage to the foregoing is indirect: the noun used is lo/gos (cf. LSJ s.v., III.2), not logismo/s.
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 21 June 2009@03:41:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 21 June 2009@04:54:38.
David Whitehead (cosmeticule) on 27 March 2011@10:06:32.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 12 October 2011@03:35:27.
David Whitehead on 21 April 2013@08:33:15.

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