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Headword: Agein kai pherein
Adler number: alpha,209
Translated headword: to plunder and to pillage
Vetting Status: high
Marauding and despoiling. But a)gein [can mean], without distinction, both to carry away things, even from dead bodies, and to gather [them].[1]
"When [Baian] crossed to the land opposite the stream, immediately he set fire to the villages of the Slavs and laid waste to their fields. He plundered and pillaged everything, and at that point none of the barbarians there dared to come to blows with him; instead they took refuge in the most overgrown and sheltered parts of the woods".[2]
Greek Original:
Agein kai pherein: to lêisteuein kai harpazein. agein de kai apagein chrêmata kai epi apsuchôn kai komizein adiaphorôs. ho de epei eperaiôthê es to kat' antikru tou rheithrou, parachrêma tas te kômas enepimpra tôn Sklabênôn kai esineto tous agrous, êge te kai epheren hapanta, oudenos pô tôn ekeise barbarôn tharrêsantos hoi eis cheiras elthein, eis ta lasia kai katêrephê tês hulês katapepheugotôn.
[1] Same or similar material in other lexica; references at Photius alpha139 Theodoridis. For the idiom, see also alpha 293 and epsilon 427.
[2] Part of Menander Protector fr. 21 Blockley. For the Slavs (Sklavenoi) see generally sigma 634.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 22 October 2000@13:28:47.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 23 October 2000@06:18:52.
David Whitehead (added x-ref and keyword) on 5 December 2003@10:27:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 7 October 2005@06:01:12.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented and updated notes; more keywords) on 3 January 2012@04:35:39.
David Whitehead on 18 August 2013@06:46:28.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 17 December 2016@01:01:54.


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