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Headword: Πελάτης
Adler number: pi,935
Translated headword: client, dependant
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who is retorting, and serving.[1]
"[He] being irked by the clients who had come en masse."[2]
"He prevented [sc. any] servant and attendant or client soldier of those on the list from standing by anyone."[3]
And elsewhere: "and he both says and celebrates that he is himself that man's client."[4]
Greek Original:
Πελάτης: ὁ ἀντιστρέφων, καὶ ὑπηρετῶν. συναγανακτῶν τοῖς πελάταις κατὰ πλῆθος ἐληλυθόσιν. ὑπηρέτην τε καὶ θεράποντα ἢ πελάτην στρατιώτην τῶν ἐκ καταλόγου ἐκώλυσε παρεῖναί τινι. καὶ αὖθις: καὶ ἑαυτὸν πελάτην ἐκείνου λέγει τε καὶ ᾄδει.
Apart from its other uses, the headword noun is regularly found in Greek authors as a synonym for Latin cliens.
[1] Likewise in Timaeus' Platonic Lexicon and in Photius pi546 Theodoridis -- but comprehensible there: ὁ ἀντὶ τροφῶν [καὶ] ὑπηρετῶν . The headword is quoted from Plato, Euthyphro 4C (web address 1); cf. the scholia there.
[2] A reworking of Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 1.81.2 (= part of the long fr.1 of Fabius Pictor [phi 2]). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXIX.
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Aelian fr. 313 Domingo-Forasté (316 Hercher).
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Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 April 2010@07:27:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 April 2010@18:34:46.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 16 April 2010@03:20:57.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@08:49:01.
David Whitehead (addendum to n.2) on 10 October 2011@09:44:20.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 5 July 2013@01:49:32.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@05:29:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 27 December 2014@19:19:21.


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