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Headword: *)epibath/ria
Adler number: epsilon,2229
Translated headword: mounting-devices
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the machines [used] on top of walls. "He brought forward the machines: wooden towers and "tortoises", and whatever else served as walls' mounting-devices."[1]
Greek Original:
*)epibath/ria: ta\ e)pi\ tw=n teixw=n mhxanh/mata. o( de\ ta\s mhxana\s e)ph=ge, pu/rgous culi/nous kai\ xelw/nas, kai\ o(/sa teixw=n e)pibath/ria.
The neuter plural headword is presumably extracted from the quotation given, where it is accusative case.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. The headword is otherwise attested in this military sense only in Josephus, Jewish War 3.278 and in Leon of Byzantium, De stratagematibus 270. For "tortoises" in this applied sense see under chi 190.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: William Hutton on 26 October 2007@11:16:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1 and keywords; cosmetics) on 28 October 2007@06:12:58.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 10 October 2012@07:38:51.


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