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Headword: *skuta/li' e)fo/roun
Adler number: sigma,720
Translated headword: they were carrying batons
Vetting Status: high
Meaning they were acting Spartan.
Greek Original:
*skuta/li' e)fo/roun: a)nti\ tou= e)lakw/nizon.
From commentary to Aristophanes, Birds 1283, where the headword phrase appears amidst a list of habits and activities that were typically associated with Spartans, the 'batons' in question being the distinctive staves carried by Spartan messengers and officials; cf. sigma 718.
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; history; politics
Translated by: William Hutton on 7 March 2014@16:34:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetics; raised status) on 9 March 2014@05:35:25.


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