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Headword: *)elasmo\s moli/bdou
Adler number: epsilon,746
Translated headword: sheet of lead
Vetting Status: high
"[They are] writing on sheets of leads."[1]
Greek Original:
*)elasmo\s moli/bdou: ei)s e)lasmou\s moli/bdwn gra/fontes.
The unglossed headword phrase, in the (nominative) singular, is apparently generated by the one which constitutes the body of the entry; there both nouns, as indicated, are plurals.
[1] The phrase, again at mu 1209, is nowhere else attested in this precise form; rather, as Adler noted, it seems to be an approximation (or derivative) of Cassius Dio 46.36.4, e)s e)lasmo\n molu/bdou lepto\n e)ggrayante/s tina (of a secret message). On the same theme note also [DW] Aeneas Tacticus 31.7, ei)senexqei/h d' a)\n grafh\ kai\ e)n toi=s tw=n gunaikw=n w)si\n ... e)lasmou\s e)neilhme/nous leptou\s molibdi/nous.
Keywords: daily life; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: William Hutton on 29 January 2007@06:48:56.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 January 2007@07:47:22.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2012@05:21:57.
David Whitehead (augmented and expanded notes; cosmetics) on 14 December 2015@08:59:20.


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