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Headword: Οὐ μέλον αὐτῷ
Adler number: omicron,916
Translated headword: not being of interest to him
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] not worth heeding.[1] Menander [sc. Protector writes]: "[...] in this way a siege against Nisibis[2] not being of interest to him [...]."[3]
Greek Original:
Οὐ μέλον αὐτῷ: οὐ φροντιστέον. Μένανδρος: ταύτῃ τοι τῆς κατὰ Νισίβιος πολιορκίας οὐ μέλον αὐτῷ.
Notes:
The headword phrase is presumably extracted from the quotation given. The verb form here is the present active participle, neuter nominative singular, of μέλω , I am of interest. See LSJ s.v. (and cf. generally omicron 918).
[1] The gloss employs an adjectival verbal noun form denoting necessity (cf. Smyth, 358), in the neuter nominative/accusative singular, from φροντιστέος (one must take heed), ultimately derived from the verb φροντίζω , I take heed; see generally LSJ s.v.
[2] A city in northeast Mesopotamia, present-day Nusaybin, Turkey (Barrington Atlas map 89 grid D3); cf. nu 426 and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Nisibis.
[3] Menander Protector fr. 16.2 Blockley (36a FHG, 4.240); see Blockley, pp. 154-5. This fragment is generally associated with the preemptive siege of Nisibis by the Roman general Marcian (PLRE IIIb s.v. Marcianus 7) in early 573 CE (Blockley, p. 271).
References:
H.W. Smyth, Greek Grammar, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1956
R.C. Blockley, The History of Menander the Guardsman, Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1985
J.R. Martindale, The Prosopography of the Later Roman Empire, vol. IIIb, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ronald Allen on 27 June 2010@04:52:37.
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David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 28 June 2010@03:05:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 3 January 2012@07:01:07.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 August 2013@07:04:07.
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