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Headword: Παραπρεσβεία
Adler number: pi,421
Translated headword: misconduct as an ambassador
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the [sc. charge of] having done something outside the instructions.[1]
"The emperor took it amiss, reasonably enough, and John was convicted of misconduct as an ambassador, on the grounds that he had acted against the interests of the state."[2]
And elsewhere: "this man is threatening to capture my brother and prosecute him for misconduct as an ambassador."[3]
Greek Original:
Παραπρεσβεία: τὸ ἔξω τι τῶν προστεταγμένων διαπράξασθαι. ὁ δὲ βασιλεὺς ἐχαλέπαινεν οἷα εἰκός, καὶ παραπρεσβείας ἐκρίνετο Ἰωάννης, ἅτε οὐ πρὸς τὸ συνοῖσον τῇ πολιτείᾳ διαπραξάμενος. καὶ αὖθις: οὗτος τὸν ἐμὸν ἀδελφὸν ἀπειλεῖ παραπρεσβείας αἱρήσειν καὶ διώξεσθαι.
Notes:
[1] Despite the quotations which follow, this headword probably earns its place in the Suda because of its role in classical Athenian history and law, especially the clash between doves and hawks over the embassy of 346 BCE which resulted in the "Peace of Philocrates" between Athens and Philip II of Macedon (alpha 4218 etc.).
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 9.2 Blockley.
[3] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as one from Synesius, Letter 79 (p.40.17-18 Garzya). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCVII.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; law; politics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 January 2007@08:38:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 27 January 2007@12:21:07.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords) on 28 January 2007@04:03:47.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 12 May 2011@04:46:50.
David Whitehead (source identification) on 12 October 2011@06:20:55.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 3 January 2012@07:06:08.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@05:34:32.
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