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Headword: *la/rnac
Adler number: lambda,125
Translated headword: cinerary urn
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a jar for ashes, or a chest.[1]
Primus and Cerealius made an incursion into the [territory] of the Romans "first into the urns with the dead through certain messengers and into baskets containing fruit or the rods of the bird catchers, having put written (documents) in with them."[2]
Greek Original:
*la/rnac: soro/s, h)\ kibwto/s. *pri=mos kai\ *kerea/lios e)s th\n *(rwmai/wn e)se/balon prw=ton me\n e)s la/rnakas meta\ tw=n nekrw=n di' a)gge/lwn tinw=n kai\ e)s a)rri/xous o)pw/ras e)xou/sas h)\ kala/mous o)rniqeutw=n, ta\ gra/mmata e)mbalo/ntes.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica (see the references at Photius lambda102 Theodoridis) and in a scholion on Homer, Iliad 18.413.
[2] The lexicographer, having found a passage to illustrate his headword, dealt with the rest negligently. The passage is -- or turns into, after the slapdash introductory phrase -- a confused memory or miscopying of Cassius Dio 65.18.2. The historian is recounting the approach on Rome (in 69 CE, the Year of the Four Emperors) of Quintus Petillius Cerealis -- here 'Cerealius' (cf. kappa 1395) -- and Antonus Primus, who had spies smuggling messages to them in items being shipped into the city.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 25 May 2009@20:33:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note, keywords, status) on 25 May 2009@22:22:21.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and n.2; cosmetics) on 26 May 2009@03:23:09.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 2 April 2013@07:31:27.


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