From: Carl W. Conrad (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 28 2000 - 09:38:57 EDT
At 3:02 PM +0200 7/28/00, Wieland Willker wrote:
>Papyrus Egerton 2:
>[.....]W [K]ATAKLEISAN[TOS WS] UPOTETAKTA[I] ADHLWS
>[PWS GIN]ETAI TO BAROS AUTOU ASTATO[N ESTIN]?
>What do you think does "ASTATO[N]" mean here?
>In Josephus' the meaning is "uncertainty". In Aristotle it means "never at
>Is the following allowed?
>It is derived from hISTHMI, with an "A-" = not standing. Thus "so heavy that
>it cannot stand anymore"?
>What's your translation?
I wonder whether this might not have reference to the STAQMOS, the balance
beam used to weigh things and the meaning might be "impossible to weigh." I
admit this is nothing but a guess, but I think that STA- does enter into
the realm of items that can be set in the balance pan.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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