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Headword: Σύμβασις
Adler number: sigma,1359
Translated headword: concord, agreement
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] friendship, success, reconciliation.[1]
A maxim: "but an agreement of friends coming about in the same manner [is] more secure than those which have been accepted under duress."[2]
Greek Original:
Σύμβασις: φιλία, συντυχία, καταλλαγή. γνώμη: σύμβασις δὲ φίλων κατὰ τὸν αὐτὸν γινομένη τρόπον τῶν ὑπ' ἀνάγκης συγχωρηθέντων βεβαιοτέρα.
cf. generally sigma 1358, sigma 1361, sigma 1362, sigma 1363, sigma 1365.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; references at Photius sigma696 Theodoridis.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 8.48.4 (which reads ἑκούσιον "voluntary" instead of the Suda's αὐτὸν "same"). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXIX.
Keywords: definition; ethics; historiography
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 February 2011@01:30:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 23 February 2011@03:25:15.
David Whitehead (typo) on 22 August 2011@08:23:02.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 10 October 2011@09:46:11.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2014@07:13:24.


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