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Headword: Ῥοπή
Adler number: rho,231
Translated headword: balance
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] inclination.[1]
"Thinking that the hegemony of his native city/land lay in the balance, he accomplished a deed worthy of memory."[2]
Greek Original:
Ῥοπή: κλίσις. ὁ δὲ νομίσας ἐπὶ ῥοπῆς κεῖσθαι τὴν τῆς πατρίδος ἡγεμονίαν ἐπετελέσατο πρᾶξιν μνήμης ἀξίαν.
Notes:
For this headword see already rho 230.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius rho159 Theodoridis.
[2] The individual is unidentifiable, but the quotation, it may be suggested, is a fragment of Diodorus Siculus. For νομίσας ἐπὶ ῥοπῆς κεῖσθαι τὴν τῆς πατρίδος ἡγεμονίαν , cf. D.S. 20.34.2 on Agathocles (ὁρῶν τὴν σωτηρίαν ἐπὶ ῥοπῆς κειμένην ); for ἐπετελέσατο πρᾶξιν μνήμης ἀξίαν , cf. (e.g.) D.S. 15.64.3 on Ischola(o)s the Spartan (ἐπετελέσατο πρᾶξιν ἡρωικὴν καὶ μνήμης ἀξίαν ).
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 September 2010@08:13:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 September 2010@18:51:41.
David Whitehead (x-ref; tweaked n.2) on 22 September 2010@03:01:25.
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