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Headword: Ὅσον οὐκ ἤδη πονηρῶς τε καὶ ἀθλίως ἀπολουμένων
Adler number: omicron,701
Translated headword: [they] having already all but perished both wickedly and miserably
Vetting Status: high
And elsewhere: "for that man was already all but ruling[1] over Asia."
Greek Original:
Ὅσον οὐκ ἤδη πονηρῶς τε καὶ ἀθλίως ἀπολουμένων. καὶ αὖθις: ἐκεῖνον γὰρ ὅσον οὐ βασιλεύειν τῆς Ἀσίας.
Two quotations (to illustrate the ὅσον οὐ /οὐκ idiom, for which see already omicron 700) from unknown historiographical sources, transmitted via the excerpts made for Constantine Porphyrogenitus.
[1] Infinitive, perhaps in indirect discourse. Bernhardy suggested the future infinitive βασιλεύσειν : "would be all but ruling."
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 May 2010@00:57:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 28 May 2010@03:06:28.
David Whitehead on 30 July 2013@03:30:41.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 30 July 2013@23:37:09.


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