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Headword: *diopth=res
Adler number: delta,1193
Translated headword: scouts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the watchers, the advanced guards.[1] "Due to the rain pouring down, as the Avars contrived, and to the air being foggy and dark, the scouts were not able to distinguish the enemy coming to assault" [2].
Greek Original:
*diopth=res: oi( e)pithrhtai/, oi( profu/lakes. kataxeome/nou tou= e)c e)pitexnh/sews o)/mbrou tw=n *)aba/rwn kai\ sunnefou=s o)/ntos tou= a)e/ros kai\ e)se/ti skotw/dous ou)x oi(=oi/ te e)ge/nonto oi( diopth=res diagnw=nai e)pio/ntas tou\s dusmenei=s.
[1] cf. delta 1992, and see also e.g. Aeschylus, Seven against Thebes 36 (katopth=ras stratou=) with the scholia there.
[2] This unattributed historiographical quotation apparently stems from Menander the Guardsman (a.k.a. Menander Protector). Blockley registers it as fr. 35.2, while expressing (287 with n.329) some uncertainty about the attribution.
R.C. Blockley, The history of Menander the Guardsman: introductory essay, text, translation and historiographical notes, Liverpool, Cairns, 1985
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Antonella Ippolito on 11 January 2005@20:07:09.
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