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Headword: *)epiba/ths
Adler number: epsilon,2231
Translated headword: marine
Vetting Status: high
This is what they used to call those in military service in the triremes who were not there to man an oar but[1] to be ready to fight.
Greek Original:
*)epiba/ths: ou(/tws e)ka/loun tou\s e)n tai=s trih/resi strateuome/nous kai\ mh\ kwphlatou=ntas me/n, e)pithdei/ous de\ pro\s to\ ma/xesqai.
See already epsilon 2230 (and further epsilon 2518, nu 52, nu 80, pi 1203, sigma 795). The present, fuller entry derives from Harpokration s.v., commenting on [Demosthenes] 50.10 (and going on to quote Aristophanes fr. 80 Kock = 82 K-A).
[1] Harpok. has 'but solely'.
Keywords: comedy; definition; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 May 2004@11:24:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 3 May 2004@01:38:49.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 3 May 2004@08:23:48.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 3 May 2004@12:19:28.
David Whitehead (expanded note; another keyword) on 7 July 2011@07:27:07.


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