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Headword: Huperisthmisas
Adler number: upsilon,299
Translated headword: having drawn over the isthmus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he] having crossed the isthmus. "Having swiftly drawn the keletes and the hemioliae over the isthmus, he set sail in a hurry to catch the assembly of the Achaeans."[1]
Greek Original:
Huperisthmisas: ton isthmon perasas. tachu de tous kelêtas kai tas hêmiolias huperisthmisas anêchthê, speudôn katalabein tên tôn Achaiôn sunodon.
The headword, presumably extracted from the quotation given, is the aorist active participle of u(perisqmi/zw (untranslatable into English as a single word), masculine nominative singular. For a similar compound verb, see delta 1047 and delta 1048.
[1] Polybius fr. 162 B├╝ttner-Wobst (quoted already at eta 342; cf. scholarly commentary on this fragment in the notes thereto). The keles and the hemiolia are types of ships. The isthmus in question is likely to be either the isthmus of Corinth (Barrington Atlas map 58 grid D2) or the one connecting the island of Leukas (Leucas, Barrington Atlas map 54 grid C4) to the NW Greek mainland.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 June 2009@19:29:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 17 June 2009@03:00:27.
William Hutton (tweaked tr. and n. 2) on 17 June 2009@12:56:35.
David Whitehead (typo) on 18 June 2009@03:05:17.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 25 April 2011@09:55:47.
David Whitehead on 22 November 2013@05:11:12.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added map references) on 6 October 2018@23:55:34.
Catharine Roth (cross-references) on 7 October 2018@02:08:23.
Ronald Allen (typo n.1) on 7 October 2018@03:05:02.


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