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κα^πηλ-εύω , be a retail-dealer, drive a petty trade, Hdt.1.155, 2.35, Isoc.2.1, Nymphod.21, IG11(2).161 A16 (Delos, iii B. C.), BGU1024 vii 23 (iv A. D.); δι᾽ ἀψύχου βορᾶς σίτοις καπήλευ' drive a trade, chaffer with your vegetable food, E.Hipp.953.
II. c. acc., sell by retail, “τὸν ἕρπινHippon.51.
2. metaph., κ. τὰ πρήγματα, of Darius, Hdt.3.89; κ. τὰ μαθήματα sell learning by retail, hawk it about, Pl. Prt.313d; “κ. τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ2 Ep.Cor.2.17; so ἔοικεν οὐ καπηλεύσειν μάχην will not peddle in war, i. e. fight half-heartedly, A.Th. 545; “κ. τῇ Χάριτι τὴν ἀμοιβήνEpicur.Sent.Vat.39; κ. τὴν πολιτείαν traffic in grants of citizenship, D.C.60.17; κ. τῆς ὥρας ἄνθος or τὴν ὥραν, of prostitutes, Ph.2.394,576; εἰρήνην πρὸς Ῥωμαίους Χρυσίου κ. Hdn.6.7.9; τύχη καπηλεύουσα . . τὸν βίον playing tricks with life, corrupting it, AP9.180 (Pall.).
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    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 545
    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 953
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.155
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.35
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.89
    • Isocrates, To Nicocles, 1
    • New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 2.17
    • Plato, Protagoras, 313d
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 60.17
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