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Headword: *au)toboei/
Adler number: alpha,4486
Translated headword: at the first battle cry
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] being accomplished immediately in affairs of war; that is, quickly and at the same time as the war whoop. Thus Thucydides [sc. uses the term].[1] In Theopompus, however, [it is used] in place of 'by force'.[2]
Greek Original:
*au)toboei/: to\ paraxrh=ma suntelesqh=nai e)n polemikoi=s e)/rgois, oi(=on taxe/ws kai\ a(/ma tw=| polemikw=| a)lala/gmati. ou(/tws *qoukudi/dhs. para\ *qeopo/mpw| de\ a)nti\ tou= kata\ kra/tos.
Same headword (a single word in the Greek) at alpha 4485; and cf. alpha 4484.
Same or similar entry in other lexica.
[1] Thucydides 2.81.4 (etc.).
[2] Adler assigns this to Theopompus the comic poet, while noting that it was not included in Kock's fragments. It is in fact usually attributed to his namesake the historian (FGrH 115 F309), though Theodoridis on Photius s.v. notes that Erbse and Mette still prefer comedy.
Keywords: comedy; definition; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: William Hutton on 31 March 2002@23:28:57.
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Catharine Roth (added reference) on 1 April 2002@18:22:15.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 1 April 2002@18:24:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 10 April 2002@08:13:22.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; tweaking) on 3 May 2012@04:29:39.
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