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Headword: *gesa/tai
Adler number: gamma,206
Translated headword: Gesatai, Gaisatai, Gaisatoi, Gaesati
Vetting Status: high
An ethnic [adjective].
Greek Original:
*gesa/tai: e)qniko/n.
Nominative plural. Attested only here in the form Gesatai, but perhaps [NF] the Gaisatai, apparently a warrior caste or mercenary group of Celts mentioned by Polybius 2.22.1ff (22.1, 23.1, 28.3, 30.5, 34.2) as prominent in the battle of Telamon, 225 BCE. See Walbank 194-195.
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, i (Oxford 1957 and reprints)
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 July 2002@11:57:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 31 July 2002@02:51:36.
Nicholas Fincher (Added headwords and note (which need checking for spellings)) on 16 July 2003@06:42:38.
David Whitehead (checked, and made the necessary changes; augmented note and keywords; added bibliography) on 16 July 2003@07:00:01.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@04:53:37.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2012@06:45:32.


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