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Headword: *salamini/a nau=s
Adler number: sigma,47
Translated headword: Salaminia [war]ship
Vetting Status: high
The Athenians had two swift warships in service, the Paralos and the Salaminia. Of these the Salaminia used to bring accused men to trial; she was sent to fetch Alkibiades, according to Thucydides.[1] The Paralos, by contrast, used to transport festival delegations, that is things being sent for sacrifice.
Greek Original:
*salamini/a nau=s: du/o h)=san nh=es para\ toi=s *)aqhnai/ois u(phre/tides taxudro/moi, h( *pa/ralos kai\ h( *salamini/a: w(=n h( me\n *salamini/a tou\s e)gkaloume/nous ei)s kri/sin h)=gen: h(\n kai\ e)pi\ *)alkibia/dou fhsi\ pemfqh=nai *qoukudi/dhs. h( de\ *pa/ralos ta\s qewri/as a)ph=ge, toute/sti ta\ ei)s qusi/an pempo/mena.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 147, where 'the Salaminia' is mentioned.
See already pi 387, pi 388, pi 389, pi 390, and again tau 203.
[1] In 415 BCE: see Thuc. 6.53ff. On Alcibiades see generally alpha 1280.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; historiography; history; law; military affairs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 December 2000@04:24:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 21 October 2002@19:54:59.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 22 October 2002@03:00:32.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 3 May 2011@08:36:43.
David Whitehead on 16 August 2011@06:27:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; another keyword) on 21 September 2014@11:01:58.


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