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Headword: *mete/wron
Adler number: mu,770
Translated headword: raised up, lofty; agitated
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] on high.[1] "For the spear-bearers lifting Syphax on high carried him into what is called the Thirty-foot, throwing [him] down."[2]
Josephus [writes]: "[that] it is better to leave the guilty one agitated by fear"[3]
Greek Original:
*mete/wron: e)f' u(/yous. oi( ga\r dorufo/roi mete/wron a)ra/menoi to\n *su/faka ei)s to\n *triakonto/poda kalou/menon e)ko/misan, r(i/yantes ka/tw. *)iw/shpos: a)/meinon d' ei)=nai mete/wron e)n fo/bw| to\n ai)/tion katalei/pein.
[1] cf. scholion on Homer, Iliad 8.26. For the headword adjective (here in the masculine accusative singular, from the quotation given) see also mu 764, mu 772, mu 773, mu 774, mu 788.
[2] Aelian fr. 67b Domingo-Forasté (64 Hercher); cf. tau 940 (and with the name correct there: Syrphax) For Syrphax of Ephesus, 334 BCE, see Arrian, Anabasis 1.17.9-12. Richard Porson (1759-1808) favored emending the Suda's reading here to *su/rfaka. See also alpha 1330, upsilon 639.
[3] Josephus, Jewish War 4.118 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 January 2006@01:23:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 January 2006@04:34:16.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 17 May 2009@09:27:47.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 3 July 2009@16:56:31.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references, updated reference, upgraded link) on 12 February 2012@17:56:56.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 19 May 2013@09:33:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 August 2020@19:49:52.


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