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Headword: Μάρδοι
Adler number: mu,191
Translated headword: Mardoi, Mardi, Mardians
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A wholly piratical people. Anyone treating them well might not find them trustworthy, and anyone who had beaten them might not humble them to such an extent that if they were to shake off the fear they might not immediately encounter the situation they had once escaped.
Greek Original:
Μάρδοι: ἔθνος τὸ πᾶν λῃσταί: καὶ οὔτ' ἂν εὖ ποιῶν τις αὐτοὺς πιστοὺς κτήσαιτο οὔτ' ἂν κακώσας ἐς τοσόνδε ταπεινώσειεν, ὡς εἰ τοῦ φόβου ἀπαλλαχθεῖεν, μὴ ἂν παραυτίκα ἐπιθέσθαι, οἷς πάλαι ὑπέδυσαν.
Notes:
This and mu 192 together form Arrian, Parthica fr.87. See also alpha 1707, upsilon 183.
For 'piratical' cf. generally lambda 473, lambda 474, lambda 475.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; historiography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 February 2007@08:24:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 13 February 2007@18:02:58.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 14 February 2007@04:22:03.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 31 July 2009@08:31:20.
David Whitehead on 6 May 2013@08:00:33.

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