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Headword: *)efi/ppeion
Adler number: epsilon,3927
Translated headword: saddle
Vetting Status: high
"To set the horse free from the bridle and the saddle."[1]
"The Scythians asked that the saddle be given to them when they offered in return 300[2] Byzantine prisoners of war. It seems to me unreasonable that they valued the saddle worth so many men. But the Byzantines did not exchange [it] for the prisoners." Procopius says [this].[3]
Greek Original:
*)efi/ppeion. e)klu=sai de\ to\n i(/ppon tou= xalinou= kai\ tou= e)fippei/ou. oi( de\ *sku/qai h)/|toun a)podoqh=nai sfi/si to\ e)fi/ppeion, t# ai)xmalw/tous *(rwmai/wn a)ntidwrou/menoi. e)moi\ me\n e)/cw lo/gou dokei=. o(/ti tosou/tois to\ e)fi/ppeion e)timh/santo. oi( de\ *(rwmai=oi tw=n ai)xmalw/twn ou)k h)lla/canto. *proko/pio/s fhsin.
The unglossed headword is also spelled e)fi/ppion: see LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
[1] An example of the word in context; quotation unidentifiable.
[2] The editio princeps printed the definite article tou/s rather than this numeral.
[3] Not in anything extant.
C. de Boor, "Suidas und die Konstantinsche Exzerptsammlung I," Byzantinische Zeitschrift 21 (1912) 419
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Timothy Pepper on 7 February 2001@05:09:03.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Cosmetics, added keyword, set status) on 8 February 2001@21:32:39.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 September 2002@06:01:04.
Catharine Roth (bibliography) on 30 December 2009@16:14:01.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 31 December 2009@04:21:38.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords) on 19 November 2012@07:24:46.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 15 December 2013@23:36:03.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 28 March 2018@00:07:22.


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