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Headword: *)epi\ pru/mnhn a)nekrou/onto kai\ w)/kellon ta\s nau=s
Adler number: epsilon,2539
Translated headword: they began to back water and to beach the ships
Vetting Status: high
They withdrew astern, not turning, and avoided the oncoming ships of the enemy.
Greek Original:
*)epi\ pru/mnhn a)nekrou/onto kai\ w)/kellon ta\s nau=s: kata\ pru/mnan u(pexw/roun ou)xi\ e)pistrafe/ntes kai\ e)ce/klinan ta\s e)piou/sas tw=n polemi/wn nau=s.
Herodotus 8.84.1 on the Greek fleet at Salamis (web address 1), with an explanation/expansion of it. Same entry in other lexica.
See also pi 2985.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 November 2007@10:22:19.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 13 November 2007@10:56:03.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 November 2007@03:20:56.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 24 February 2010@06:34:04.
David Whitehead on 17 October 2012@08:50:00.


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