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Headword: *)emba/llousi
Adler number: epsilon,936
Translated headword: they make inroads
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] they commence hostilities, they depart. "They make inroads, the emperor into Lydia but Procopius into upper Phrygia".[1]
Greek Original:
*)emba/llousi: katantw=sin, a)pe/rxontai. e)mba/llousi de\ o( me\n basileu\s e)s *ludi/an o( de\ *proko/pios e)s *frugi/an th\n a)/nw.
The headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given. For this verb cf. epsilon 934, epsilon 935.
[1] Bernhardy attributed this quotation to Eunapius (Blockley, Eunapius fr. 34.[7]). Be that as it may, it seems to relate to the events of 366 CE, when Valens (omicron 764) was moving against the eastern usurper Procopius.
Blockley, R.C. The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire: Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus. Vol. II. Liverpool: Francis Cairns, 1983.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2005@07:01:41.
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Antonella Ippolito (cosmetics, set status) on 26 August 2005@19:34:14.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 28 August 2005@04:47:18.
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Ross Scaife ✝ (modest, to test) on 31 August 2005@12:21:20.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2012@06:21:02.
Aaron Baker (Added Blockley cite.) on 28 March 2015@16:28:59.


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