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Headword: *barkai/ois
Adler number: beta,117
Translated headword: Barkaian (ones), Barcaean (ones)
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] Libyan [ones]. For Barke [is] a city of Libya, its present name Ptolemais.
Greek Original:
*barkai/ois: *libukoi=s. *ba/rkh ga\r po/lis *libu/hs, h( nu=n *ptolemai\+s kaloume/nh.
From the scholia to Sophocles, Electra 727, where the dative plural headword occurs: "crashed into Barkaian chariots"; cf. omicron 1064.
For Barke/Ptolemais see Strabo 17.3.20-21 (C837) and Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. On its chariots see e.g. Aeneas Tacticus 16.14, with D. Whitehead, Aineias the Tactician: How to Survive under Siege (Oxford 1990; edn.2, Bristol 2001) 143-4.
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 July 2001@04:27:56.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 13 December 2001@20:33:49.
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David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 1 August 2011@06:34:11.
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