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Headword: Κελτίβηρες
Adler number: kappa,1306
Translated headword: Celtiberians, Keltiberians
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"[Celtiberians] have a special mode of warfare: when the infantry are weary, [the cavalry] dismount and have small pegs fastened on to the horses' reins; these they fix and make the horses obey".
Greek Original:
Κελτίβηρες ἴδιον ἔχουσι κατὰ τὸν πόλεμον. πιεζομένων γὰρ τῶν πεζῶν, παρακαταβάντες καὶ ἐν τοῖς ἀγωγεῦσι τῶν ἵππων πασσαλίσκους ἔχοντες προσηρτημένους, τούτους πήξαντες πειθαρχεῖν ποιοῦσι τοὺς ἵππους.
Notes:
Polybius fr.163; more fully and intelligibly at iota 112.
For the 'Celtiberians' of E. Spain cf. mu 302, pi 1109, pi 3220, and see generally OCD(4) s.v.
Keywords: geography; historiography; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 March 2006@06:16:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 March 2006@10:55:38.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 2 March 2006@03:22:15.
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