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Headword: Ὁμηρεύειν
Adler number: omicron,244
Translated headword: to be hostage
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] to be in harmony.[1]
"The Samians, although their young men were being held hostage, nevertheless did not continue, but revolted against those Macedonians who were guarding the city."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὁμηρεύειν: συμφωνεῖν. οἱ δὲ Σάμιοι καίπερ ἐξομηρευομένων αὐτοῖς τῶν νεανίσκων ὅμως οὐκ ἐπέμειναν, ἀλλ' ἐπανέστησαν τοῖς φυλάσσουσι τὴν πόλιν τῶν Μακεδόνων.
Notes:
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; references at Photius omicron278 Theodoridis. For the sense suggested see Hesiod, Theogony 39.
[2] The quotation--source unidentifiable, but evidently from a narrative history--illustrates not the headword verb ὁμηρεύω but its compound ἐξομηρεύω , for which see epsilon 1789 and epsilon 1790. Favuzzi (2018) 282-287 reasonably places this entry in the category of those where (a) the headword-plus-synonym and (b) the supposedly illustrative quotation are mismatched. Element a does belong here, but b belongs immediately before epsilon 1789. Favuzzi also finds sufficient resemblances between the content of the quotation and what Thuc. 1.115-3-5 reports about the revolt of Samos in 440-439 BC to replace 'Macedonians' with 'Athenians'.
Reference:
Andrea Favuzzi, "Three historical fragments from the Suda," GRBS 58 (2018) 279-291
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; poetry
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 4 September 2003@14:18:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2003@04:31:27.
David Whitehead (additions to notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 11 April 2011@06:58:55.
David Whitehead (adjustments and updating) on 25 June 2013@05:25:13.
David Whitehead (reworked and expanded n.2, with bibliography) on 27 September 2018@09:58:02.

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