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Headword: *)apolabo/ntes
Adler number: alpha,3375
Translated headword: having intercepted
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning they] having cut off. "Having intercepted the army in the narrow and inaccessible groves they compelled them to come into shameful treaties."[1]
And Josephus [writes]: "having pursued the enemy they intercept them in a ravine and kill them all."[2]
And elsewhere: "for the place was pleasing to both sides, to the one because it was where they had intercepted the Romans and released them under the terms of a treaty, [and hence the place served] as a sign of what services had been done."[3]
Greek Original:
*)apolabo/ntes: e)napoklei/santes. oi( de\ th\n stratia\n au)lw=si stenoi=s kai\ dusembo/lois a)polabo/ntes e)s diallaga\s e)lqei=n ai)sxra\s h)na/gkasan. kai\ *)iw/shpos: diw/cantes a)polamba/nousi tou\s polemi/ous e)n koi/lw| xwri/w| kai\ pa/ntas ktei/nousi. kai\ au)=qis: to\ ga\r xwri/on a)mfote/rois h)/rese, tw=| me\n o(/ti a)polabo/ntes e)s au)to\ tou\s *(rwmai/ous u(pospo/ndous a)fh=kan, pro\s e)/ndeicin w(=n eu)erge/thnto.
The headword participle is perhaps (though not demonstrably) extracted from the first quotation given.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable.
[2] Adler queried this attribution, but C. Theodoridis in his Photius edition (vol.II p.LXXXVIII) identifies the passage in question as an approximation of Antiquities of the Jews 5.227.
[3] Cassius Dio 62.23.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 March 2001@12:48:16.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Modified translation, set status) on 1 April 2001@12:13:50.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 August 2002@05:07:18.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 9 February 2011@08:00:34.
David Whitehead (modified and expanded n.2) on 11 October 2011@06:18:35.
Catharine Roth (coding, expanded note) on 19 February 2012@11:25:58.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 3 April 2012@05:43:11.
David Whitehead on 28 August 2015@04:13:58.


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