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Headword: Μεταξυλογία
Adler number: mu,721
Translated headword: digressing, use of digressions
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] briefly abandoning the subject in hand, to initiate discussion about another one.
"His discourse about the territory had been briefly ended, and again, just as in some sort of use of digressions, the two of them were talking about Ambros [= Amr] the Saracen".[1]
Greek Original:
Μεταξυλογία: τὸ πρὸς βραχὺ παραλιπόντα τὴν παροῦσαν ὑπόθεσιν, περὶ ἑτέρας κινῆσαι τὸν λόγον. πρὸς βραχὺ ὁ λόγος ἐπέπαυτο αὐτῷ περὶ τῆς χώρας, καὶ αὖθις ὥσπερ ἐν μεταξυλογίᾳ τινι περὶ Ἄμβρου τοῦ Σαρακηνοῦ διελεγέσθην ἄμφω.
Notes:
The headword noun (attested only in post-classical Greek) literally means 'between-speaking'.
[1] An approximation of part of Menander Protector fr. 6.1 Blockley.
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 January 2009@04:33:10.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 13 January 2009@00:48:44.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 13 January 2009@03:07:02.
David Whitehead (updated ref) on 3 January 2012@06:50:40.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2013@03:57:32.

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