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Headword: *kelti/bhres
Adler number: kappa,1306
Translated headword: Celtiberians, Keltiberians
Vetting Status: high
"[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:
*kelti/bhres i)/dion e)/xousi kata\ to\n po/lemon. piezome/nwn ga\r tw=n pezw=n, parakataba/ntes kai\ e)n toi=s a)gwgeu=si tw=n i(/ppwn passali/skous e)/xontes proshrthme/nous, tou/tous ph/cantes peiqarxei=n poiou=si tou\s i(/ppous.
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.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 1 March 2006@10:55:38.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 2 March 2006@03:22:15.
David Whitehead on 15 February 2013@09:30:25.
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