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Headword: Προπεπωκότες
Adler number: pi,2558
Translated headword: having made a drinking-present of
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning [they] having betrayed. It is said in metaphor.[1]
"The aforementioned [individual] went against the company in pledging many silver vessels and many gold ones to Prousias".[2]
Greek Original:
Προπεπωκότες: ἀντὶ τοῦ προδεδωκότες. ἐκ μεταφορᾶς δὲ λέγεται. προπεπωκέναι δὲ παρὰ τὴν συνουσίαν πολλὰ μὲν ἀργυρώματα τὸν προειρημένον, πολλὰ δὲ χρυσώματα τῷ Προυσίᾳ.
Notes:
[1] Abridged from Harpokration s.v., which cites Demosthenes 18.296 for this perfect participle of προπίνω (web address 1).
[2] Polybius fr. 205 Büttner-Wobst (which contains the related infinitive προπεπωκέναι ). Büttner-Wobst follows (541) Valesius (Henri de Valois 1603-1676) in attributing the fragment to Polybius, but records that Schweighäuser remained doubtful that it was genuinely Polybian. Walbank volunteers (755) that the context of the fragment is obscure, and its subject could be either Prusias I (Prousias, c. 243-182 BCE, reigned c. 228-182, king of Bithynia, a region in northern Asia Minor, Barrington Atlas map 86 grid A3) or his son Prusias II (c. 220-149, reigned 182-149; cf. pi 2913, pi 2914).
References:
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. III, (Oxford 1979)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; food; historiography; history; imagery; rhetoric; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@05:45:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 17 August 2004@22:52:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 August 2004@10:33:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:49:12.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 16 April 2010@10:22:29.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 15 July 2011@08:39:17.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@08:04:21.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added map reference, added links) on 22 October 2018@17:23:12.

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