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Headword: *kli/makes
Adler number: kappa,1803
Translated headword: ladders
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] upright timbers.[1] Diodorus [writes]: "next came 800 ladders, with full suits of expensive armour".[2]
And Xenophon [writes]: "the men went down by ladders into the underground houses".[3]
Greek Original:
*kli/makes: cu/la o)rqa/. *dio/dwros: e(ch=s d' e)komi/zonto kli/makes w#, panteuxi/as polutelei=s e)/xousai. kai\ *cenofw=n: oi( de\ a)/nqrwpoi kate/bainon kata\ kli/makas ei)s ta\s katagei/ous oi)ki/as.
[1] cf. kappa 1806.
[2] Diodorus Siculus fr.32 Dindorf (8 Walton). Though of uncertain location, it appears to have a connection with 31.8.10 (the triumphal entry of L. Aemilius Paullus into Rome in 167 BCE).
[3] An approximation of Xenophon, Anabasis 4.5.25 (see web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 August 2001@11:20:15.
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Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 17 October 2003@19:04:28.
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