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Headword: Ὑπερβολή
Adler number: upsilon,243
Translated headword: extremity
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the elevation.
"When much struggling had occurred at the extremity of the ladders [...]".[1]
And elsewhere: "[he] was hiding in the extremities of the mountains."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπερβολή: ἡ ἀνόρθωσις. πολλοῦ ὠθισμοῦ γενομένου ἐν τῇ τῶν κλιμάκων ὑπερβολῇ. καὶ αὖθις: ἐν ταῖς τῶν ὀρῶν ὑπερβολαῖς ἐκρύπτετο.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler, but identifiable via the TLG as Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 8.11.44. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XCV.
[2] Quotation unidentifiable in this exact form, but cf. generally (for "the extremities of the mountains") Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 8.14.9 and 8.16.20.
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 12 August 2009@10:42:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 13 August 2009@03:09:49.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 25 April 2011@09:31:12.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 12 October 2011@05:33:19.
David Whitehead on 21 November 2013@07:00:15.


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