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Headword: *plhrw/mata
Adler number: pi,1761
Translated headword: crews, complements
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the cargo of ships. "Taking up the crews and the captives [...] he reached Rome".[1]
'A 'crew' also [includes] the marines. "[They] having manned the ship with a picked crew."[2]
And elsewhere: "they were providing necessities for the crews."[3]
And Aristophanes [writes]: "of these we get a total of nearly 2000 talents".[4]
Greek Original:
*plhrw/mata: o( tw=n nhw=n fo/rtos. o( de\ a)nalabw\n ta\ plhrw/mata kai\ tou\s ai)xmalw/tous h(=ken ei)s th\n *(rw/mhn. *plh/rwma kai\ oi( e)piba/tai. th\n de\ nau=n katarti/santes plhrw/mati e)pile/ktw|. kai\ au)=qis: pareko/mizon xrei/as toi=s plhrw/masi. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: tou/twn plh/rwma ta/lant' e)ggu\s #22b#.
[1] Quotation not identified by Adler, but it is an approximation and abridgement of Polybius 1.29.10; see on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.XC.
[2] An approximation of Polybius 1.47.6 (not Adler's '1.47.10').
[3] Quotation unidentifiable.
[4] Aristophanes, Wasps 660 (illustrating a different sense of the headword).
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; economics; food; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 August 2012@08:41:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 August 2012@12:07:07.
David Whitehead (note typo) on 12 August 2012@04:02:39.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2013@08:23:10.


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