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τροπ-ικός , ή, όν, (τροπή)
A.of the solstice, τ. (sc. κύκλος) the tropic or solstice as marked on the sphere, Arist.Mete.343a14 (with κύκλος, Jul.Or.4.147c); τ. χειμερινός, θερινός, Porph.Antr.21; “ζῶναιPlacit.3.11.4; οἱ τ. (sc. κύκλοι) Arist.Mete.345a6, 346a14, al., cf. Arat. 528, Plu.2.429f; τὰ τ. ζῴδια the signs of the zodiac in which the solstices and the equinoxes are situated, S.E.M.5.6; so “τ. ζῷαMan.2.382; and abs., “τροπικάId.3.41, 6.359; but used of Cancer and Capricorn only, opp. ἰσημερινά (Aries and Libra), Ptol.Tetr.31, etc.
2. of Time, of or at the solstice, αἱ τ. ἡμέραι, οἱ τ. μῆνες, Arist.HA 544a33, 558b14.
II. Rhet., tropical, figurative, τ. λέξις a figurative expression, D.H.Th.23, etc.; “τὸ ποιητικὸν καὶ τ.Phld.Rh.1.157 S.; “αἱ τ.tropes, Longin.32.6. Adv. “-κῶςPhld.Rh.1.154 S., Ath.3.76c.
2. in Stoic Logic τροπικόν = συνημμένον διεζευγμένον ἀξίωμα (v. “συνάπτωA. 111.3, “διαζεύγνυμι1), Stoic.2.77, al., Arr Epict.1.29.40.
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    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, 23
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