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Headword: Λυσιτελές
Adler number: lambda,865
Translated headword: profitable
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] good, advantageous, or suitable;[1] because "[good] defrays what is expended on it, so that the return from the transaction creates s surplus in benefit."[2]
And Diodorus the Sicilian says: "Tryphon [...] prepared a golden Victory and despatched it to Rome; for he supposed that the Romans would accept the Victory because of its being, at one and the same time, profitable and good-omened."[3]
Greek Original:
Λυσιτελές: ἀγαθὸν, ὠφέλιμον, ἢ συμφέρον: ὅτι λύει τὰ τελούμενα εἰς αὐτὸ, ὥστε τὴν ἀντικατάλλαξιν τὴν ἐκ τῆς πραγματείας ὑπεραίρειν τῇ ὠφελείᾳ. καὶ Διόδωρος ὁ Σικελιώτης φησίν: ὁ δὲ Τρύφων Νίκην χρυσῆν κατασκευάσας ἐξαπέστειλεν εἰς τὴν Ῥώμην: ὑπελάμβανε γὰρ τοὺς Ῥωμαίους, ἅμα μὲν διὰ τὸ λυσιτελές, ἅμα δὲ διὰ τὸ εὐοιώνιστον εἶναι, προσδέξασθαι τὴν Νίκην.
Notes:
cf. lambda 866.
[1] cf. Diogenes Laertius 7.98-99, and see next note.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.99.
[3] Diodorus Siculus 33.28a; cf. alpha 316, epsilon 3786; and on Diodotos Tryphon see generally Graham Shipley, The Greek World after Alexander (London & New York 2000) 321.
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2007@05:10:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 7 August 2007@12:43:18.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 8 August 2007@03:11:44.
David Whitehead on 24 April 2013@06:20:24.

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