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Headword: *khru/keion
Adler number: kappa,1544
Translated headword: herald's wand
Vetting Status: high
"It was a signal of friendship among the barbarians, to meet with those holding wreaths and branches, like the herald's wand among the Greeks"[1] --- making it clear through these things that they are guests, who want neither to commit nor suffer anything adverse.
Greek Original:
*khru/keion: su/nqhma fili/as h)=n toi=s barba/rois, sunanta=n stefa/nous e)/xontas kai\ qallou/s, w(/sper to\ khru/keion toi=s *(/ellhsi, diasafou=ntes, o(/ti pa/reisi dia\ tau=ta boulo/menoi mh/te poih=sai mh/te paqei=n ti dusxere\s mhde/n.
See also kappa 1545, kappa 1546.
[1] Slightly paraphrasing Polybius 3.52.4: natives of the Alps trying to trick Hannibal. In our accepted text e)/xontes is in the nominative: the barbarians doing the meeting are also holding the peace tokens. See also at sigma 1590.
Keywords: botany; daily life; ethics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 18 November 2008@01:40:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (keywords; cosmetics) on 18 November 2008@03:22:19.
David Whitehead on 22 February 2013@05:41:07.


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