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Headword: Συνοῖσον
Adler number: sigma,1653
Translated headword: [likely to] bring together, consensus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] expedient.[1]
"Let it be made a rule among you to put higher value on consensus, and to choose peaceful [actions] in preference to war."[2]
And elsewhere: "for he himself by the capability[3] of his nature used to recognize most accurately what would be [a matter of] consensus."[4]
Greek Original:
Συνοῖσον: συμφέρον. ἐν ὑμῖν τε κείσθω προτιμῆσαι τὸ συνοῖσον καὶ τὰ εἰρηναῖα πρὸ τοῦ πολέμου ἑλέσθαι. καὶ αὖθις: αὐτός τε γὰρ τῷ ἐπηβόλῳ τῆς φύσεως ἐγίνωσκε τὸ συνοῖσον εὐστοχώτατα.
[1] The headword is future participle of συμφέρω , neuter nominative/accusative singular. Same glossing (with the present participle) in the Synagoge and Photius; and cf. sigma 1652, tau 806. It might be extracted from either of the quotations given here, though the other lexica do not have them, and there are numerous other instances, beginning with Demosthenes 4.51.
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 12.5 Blockley.
[3] cf. epsilon 2154.
[4] Agathias, Histories 5.21.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 19 September 2007@01:32:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; other cosmetics) on 23 September 2007@06:41:44.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 18 August 2010@22:13:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 19 August 2010@12:39:57.
David Whitehead (updated n.2) on 3 January 2012@07:25:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 January 2014@05:31:28.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 2 April 2014@17:36:18.


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