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Headword: Μετέωρος
Adler number: mu,772
Translated headword: raised-up, stirred-up
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is already prepared for some activity.[1]
"As the cities were stirred-up for rebellion, [he] attacked [them]."[2]
And elsewhere: "having long been stirred-up for the sight of Olympia, [Aemilius] set out."[3]
And Josephus [writes]: "[he] annoyed the many, who were [sc. already] stirred-up for the coming war."[4]
"They were stirred-up in their souls and still vacillating in regard to the future."[5]
And elsewhere: "he was stirred-up for every innovation; for this reason he also listened willingly to those who were summoned."[6]
"Hellas was raised-up." [The phrase occurs] in Thucydides. Meaning they had been agitated and were not keeping quiet.[7]
Greek Original:
Μετέωρος: ὁ ἤδη πρὸς πρᾶξίν τινα ηὐτρεπισμένος. μετῆλθε τὰς πόλεις μετεώρους πρὸς ἀπόστασιν οὔσας. καὶ αὖθις: πάλαι μετέωρος ὢν πρὸς τὴν τῆς Ὀλυμπίας θέαν ὥρμησε. καὶ Ἰώσηπος: μετεώρους ὄντας ἐπὶ τῷ μέλλοντι πολέμῳ τοὺς πολλοὺς ἐσπάρασσεν. ἦσαν δὲ μετέωροι ταῖς ψυχαῖς καὶ πρὸς τὸ μέλλον ἔτι σαλεύοντες. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ μετέωρος ἦν πρὸς πᾶσαν καινοτομίαν: διὸ καὶ προθύμως ὑπήκουσε τοῖς παρακαλουμένοις. μετέωρος ἦν ἡ Ἑλλάς. παρὰ Θουκυδίδῃ. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐκεκίνηντο καὶ οὐχ ἡσύχαζον.
For the headword adjective, see also mu 764, mu 770, mu 773, mu 774, mu 788.
[1] No equivalent entry in other lexica.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable.
[3] Polybius 30.10.5: web address 1.
[4] Josephus, Jewish War 2.589 (web address 2); cf. epsilon 3179.
[5] cf. mu 774, epsilon 3116.
[6] Quotation unidentifiable.
[7] Thucydides 2.8.1 (web address 3), with scholion, on the opening mood of the Peloponnesian War.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 January 2006@01:35:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 31 January 2006@03:07:12.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 20 May 2013@04:00:18.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 23 May 2013@01:30:51.


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