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Headword: Palaistra
Adler number: pi,67
Translated headword: palaistra, palaestra, wrestling-place
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an exercize-place.
"Having found a plain smooth and fine for horses and infantry to use, he cleansed it and dug it and created palaistras for war."[1]
Greek Original:
Palaistra: to gumnasion. heurôn de pedion huption kai kalon eis chrêsin hippôn kai phalangos ekathaire kai dieskapte kai tôi polemôi palaistras epoiei.
cf. generally pi 59, pi 62.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 December 2003@09:44:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 16 February 2004@15:20:59.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 29 July 2004@04:23:53.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 11 May 2011@07:29:38.
David Whitehead (typo) on 26 August 2011@06:21:03.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2013@06:45:44.
David Whitehead on 21 May 2016@07:42:44.


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