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Headword: Praiphektoi
Adler number: pi,2242
Translated headword: prefects
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
12 officials nominated by the [sc. Roman] consuls. They used to select for the consuls, out of the assembled allies, those cavalry and infantry best fitted for active service: the so-called extraordinarii, which when translated means select[ed ones].
Greek Original:
Praiphektoi: ib# archontes probeblêmenoi hupo tôn hupatôn, hoi tois hupatois tous epitêdeiotatous pros tên alêthinên chreian ek tôn paragegonotôn summachôn hippeis te kai pezous exelegon, tous kaloumenous ektraordinariou, ho methermêneuomenon epilektous dêloi.
Notes:
From Polybius 6.26.5-6.
A Latin word: praefecti [sc. sociorum].
Reference:
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, i (Cambridge 1957) 709
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2001@09:07:27.
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Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 3 July 2001@16:35:29.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 October 2011@09:42:21.
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