previous next

εὔπειστα has the best authority here, but is otherwise known only from Aristotle. In Eth. N. 7. 10 (p. 1151 b 10) “εὔπειστος, ὅταν τύχῃ, ἔσται ἐγκρατής”, it means, ‘easy to persuade,’ as opp. to “δύσπειστος”. But in another place ( “αριστ. περὶ ἀτόμων γραμμῶν”, p. 969 b 22), the words “εὔπειστον ὅτι ἀνάγκη κ.τ.λ.” mean, ‘it is easy to show,’ etc. As we can say, “πείθω τινά τι”, it is natural that “εὔπειστος” should be capable of both senses. Here εὔπειστα will be, ‘things of which it is easy to persuade the hearer.’ It has more point than εὔπιστα, since it implies the skill of the calumniator. Cp. fr. 786 “ταχεῖα πειθὼ τῶν κακῶν ὁδοιπορεῖ”.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: