previous next
-posco , pŏposci, 3,
I.v. a., to demand, require, request earnestly (freq. and class.).
I. In gen.: “unum ab omnibus sociis et civibus ad id bellum imperatorem deposci atque expeti,Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 2, 5; cf. id. 15, 44: “id non modo non recusem, sed etiam appetam atque deposcam,id. Phil. 3, 13, 33; “so opp. recusare,id. Fl. 38 fin.: “sibi naves,Caes. B. C. 1, 56, 3: “pugnam,Suet. Oth. 9; Front. Strat. 1, 11, 1; 2, 1, 3: “pericula (opp. detrectare),Tac. Agr. 11 et saep. —Absol.: “de proelio cogitandum, sicut semper depoposcimus,Caes. B. C. 3, 85 fin.: “omnibus pollicitationibus deposcunt, qui belli initium faciant,id. B. G. 7, 1, 5.—
II. In partic.
B. To demand a person, in order to bring him to punishment: “aliquem ad mortem,Caes. B. C. 3, 110, 5; cf.: “aliquem ad supplicium,Hirt. B. G. 8, 38, 3: “aliquem ad poenam,Suet. Tit. 6: “aliquem morti,Tac. A. 1, 23: “ad ducem ipsum in poenam foederis rupti deposcendum,Liv. 21, 6: “auctorem culpae,id. 21, 10; cf. “Hannibalem,Just. 32, 4, 8: “ausum Talia deposcunt,Ov. M. 1, 200; Luc. 5, 296 et saep.: altera me deposcere putabatur, to demand my death, Cic. post red. in Sen. 13, 33.—
C. (Transf. from the gladiator's t. t.) To call out, challenge one to fight, Liv. 2, 49, 2; cf. “hostes,Val. Fl. 5, 635.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: