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Headword: *filippi/dhs
Adler number: phi,347
Translated headword: Philippides
Vetting Status: high
An Athenian, a day-runner; the man who accomplished [a run of] 1500 stades in a single night and day, arriving in Sparta [at the end of it]. But the law did not allow the Spartans to go on campaign before full moon.
Greek Original:
*filippi/dhs, *)aqhnai=os, h(merodro/mos: o(\s xi/lia pentako/sia sta/dia h)/nuse dia\ mia=s nukto\s kai\ h(me/ras, pro\s *lakedaimoni/ous a)fiko/menos. o( de\ no/mos ou)k ei)/a strateu/ein au)tou\s pro\ panselh/nou.
A summary -- perhaps, Adler supposes, from FGrH 104 -- of the famous story in Herodotus 6.105-6 (where the name is Pheidippides; web address 1). See also iota 545, pi 214.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; biography; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 November 2001@08:11:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 6 September 2002@11:39:35.
David Whitehead (added note) on 6 September 2002@11:42:29.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link) on 14 December 2003@15:13:00.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 9 August 2011@06:09:14.
David Whitehead on 10 December 2013@03:40:53.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2016@05:52:25.


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