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Μή, φίλα ψυχά, βίον ἀθάνατον σπεῦδε, τὰν δ' ἔμπρακτον ἄντλει μαχανάν → Oh! my soul do not aspire to eternal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible
Pindar, Pythian, 3.61f.

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power: P. and V. ἀρχή, ἡ, ἐξουσία, ἡ, δύναμις, ἡ, κῦρος, τό, κράτος, τό, δυναστεία, ἡ.

influence: P. and V. δύναμις, ἡ.

permission: P. and V. ἐξουσία, ἡ.

testimony: Ar. and P. μαρτυρία, ἡ, V. μαρτύριον, τό or Pl.

concretely, witness: P. and V. μάρτυς, ὁ or ἡ

quote as authority, v.: P. παρατίθεσθαι (acc.).

an authority on: P. and V. ἐπιστήμων, ὁ or ἡ (gen.), ἔμπειρος, ὁ or ἡ (gen.).

having authority, adj.: P. and V. κύριος.

having full authority, adj.: Ar. and P. αὐτοκράτωρ.

without authority, adj.: P. ἄκυρος.

without your authority: P. μὴ σημήναντός σου (Plato, Phaedo 62C).

on one's own authority: P. ἀφ' ἑαυτοῦ γνώμης.

they accused the generals of making terms without their authority: P. τοὺς στρατηγούς ἐπῃτιάσαντο ὅτι ἄνευ αὑτῶν συνέβησαν (Thuc. 2, 70).

the authorities, those in authority: P. and V. οἱ ἐν τέλει, τὰ κύρια, P. τὰ τέλη, οἱ ἐπὶ τοῖς πράγμασι, V. οἱ ἐν τέλει βεβῶτες, Ar. and P. αἱ ἀρχαί

this period (of history) was omitted by all authorities before me: τοῖς πρὸ ἐμοῦ ἅπασιν ἐκλιπὲς τοῦτο ἦν τὸ χωρίον (Thuc. 1, 97).