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Headword: *(omhreu/ontas
Adler number: omicron,245
Translated headword: serving as hostages
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines in the [speech] Against Ctesiphon [sc. applies this word] to those Spartans sent upwards[1] to Alexander. There were 50 [of them].
Greek Original:
*(omhreu/ontas: *ai)sxi/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *kthsifw=ntos e)pi\ tw=n a)/nw pemfqe/ntwn *lakedaimoni/wn *)aleca/ndrw|. h)=san de\ n#.
An abridgement of the beginning of Harpokration s.v. (which goes on to provide omicron 250, q.v.). There, besides Aeschines 3.133 (which actually has the future participle, "to serve as hostages"), Clitarchus (FGrH 137 F4) is cited for the number fifty.
On this episode, at the end of the abortive revolt of Agis III (330 BC), see in brief A.B. Bosworth, Conquest and Empire: the reign of Alexander the Great (Cambridge 1988) 203-4.
[1] The participle a)napemfqe/ntwn in Harpok. has here become a)/nw pemfqe/ntwn.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 13 December 2000@20:44:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword; added notes; cosmetics) on 14 December 2000@03:43:22.
David Whitehead (x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics; raised status) on 13 July 2011@04:55:36.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 January 2021@19:18:44.


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