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Headword: *skopia/
Adler number: sigma,657
Translated headword: lookout-point, vantage-point
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a lofty place.[1]
"And others occupy the lookout-points above the plains on the right."[2]
Aelian [writes]: "neither does god approve those who trample on moderation, striving after things above them and lofty lookout-points."[3]
Greek Original:
*skopia/: u(yhlo\s to/pos. kai\ e(/teroi ta\s u(perdeci/ous tw=n pedi/wn katalamba/nousi skopia/s. *ai)liano/s: ou)k e)painei= qeo\s ou)de\ tou\s ta\ me/tra patou=ntas, glixome/nous ge mh\n tw=n u(pe\r e(autou/s te kai\ u(yhla\s skopia/s.
cf. generally sigma 658, sigma 659, sigma 661.
[1] Same or similar glossing (cf. sigma 656) in other lexica, and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 4.275 (the epic dialect form is skopih/).
[2] Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.20.2.
[3] Aelian fr. 177 Domingo-Forasté (174 Hercher). Adler notes Toup's suggestion of metria for the transmitted metra.
Keywords: definition; epic; ethics; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 October 2012@01:31:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaking) on 8 October 2012@03:27:34.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@09:47:59.


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