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Headword: *)apostolai/
Adler number: alpha,3559
Translated headword: dispatches
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] discharges, gifts.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] a)po/stolos, the man sent out with an army in preparation for war.
"Shattering some of the boats with their dispatches".[2] That is, with their discharges.
Also [sc. attested is] a)postello/menoi ["dispatched-out men"]: not only those sent out on the basis of orders of dismissal, but also those who had been dismissed and were intending to go abroad were called 'dispatched-out'.
Also[2] [sc. attested are] a)postolei=s, the men assigned to the sending-out of triremes. But a)po/stoloi [are] the sendings-out of the ships. So Demosthenes, both in the [speech] For Ktesiphon and in the First Philippic.[4]
Greek Original:
*)apostolai/: a)pope/myeis, dw=ra. kai\ *)apo/stolos, o( a)postello/menos meta\ stratia=s ei)s po/lemon paraskeuh=s. tw=n de\ ploi/wn ta\ me\n suntribo/mena tai=s a)postolai=s. toute/sti tai=s a)pope/myesi. kai\ *)apostello/menoi: ou) mo/non oi( pempo/menoi e)k prostagma/twn tw=n a)poluo/ntwn, a)lla\ kai\ oi( parapempo/menoi a)podhmei=n me/llontes, a)postello/menoi e)le/xqhsan. kai\ *)apostolei=s, oi( e)pi\ th=s e)kpomph=s tw=n trih/rwn a)podedeigme/noi. *)apo/stoloi de\ ai( tw=n new=n e)kpompai/. ou(/tws *dhmosqe/nhs, to\ me\n e)n tw=| u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos, to\ de\ e)n a# *filippikw=n.
[1] Same glossing (of this feminine nominative plural) in other lexica. It is presumably quoted from somewhere; extant possibilities include Euripides and the Septuagint.
[2] Diodorus Siculus 13.67.2 (following Wessling's suntribo/ntwn in place of the MS suntribome/na, and the noun there may be e)mbolai/, rammings).
[3] The source now becomes Harpokration s.v.
[4] Demosthenes 18.80 & 107; Demosthenes 4.35.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@10:50:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 August 2002@05:37:41.
William Hutton (Modified translation and notes, set status) on 7 February 2003@22:59:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 June 2011@06:54:25.
David Whitehead on 29 August 2015@09:49:54.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 2 October 2015@01:33:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 16 April 2022@00:40:24.


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