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Headword: Ὕποπτος
Adler number: upsilon,568
Translated headword: suspect
Vetting Status: high
['Suspect'] and 'suspicious' [sc. are both attested].[1]
"He avoided that murderous and suspicious manner of the tyrant by pretended foolishness".[2]
And elsewhere: "hence he became suspect of doing this for money".[3]
And elsewhere: "the city was considered friendly to them, but suspect to [the] Romans".[3] Meaning hostile.
Greek Original:
Ὕποπτος καὶ Ὑπόπτης. ὁ δὲ ἐπιπλάστῳ μωρίᾳ διέδρα τοῦ τυράννου τὸν φονικόν τε καὶ ὑπόπτην ἐκεῖνον τρόπον. καὶ αὖθις: διὸ καὶ ὡς ἐπὶ χρήμασι τοῦτο ποιῶν ὕποπτος ἐγένετο. καὶ αὖθις: τοῖς μὲν ἡ πόλις ἐδόκει φιλία, Ῥωμαίοις δὲ ὕποπτος. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἐχθρά.
[1] In Greek the distinction is between ὕποπτος (illustrated by the second and third of the quotations given) and ὑπόπτης (in the first).
[2] Aelian fr. 333 Domingo-Forasté (336 Hercher).
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Quotation unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; economics; ethics; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 6 July 2008@11:02:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 July 2008@03:22:14.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 1) on 24 March 2011@01:16:47.
David Whitehead (another note; tweaks) on 24 March 2011@03:59:18.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2011@10:46:19.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2013@08:33:00.


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