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Headword: *kata/gein ta\ ploi=a
Adler number: kappa,531
Translated headword: to force the boats to land
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in [the] eighth Philippic [uses the phrase];[1] it means to behave piratically and to make mischief and to prevent those sailing from sailing to their chosen destination, forcing them instead to land in the home territories of the pirates.
Greek Original:
*kata/gein ta\ ploi=a: *dhmosqe/nhs e)n h# *filippikw=|: a)nti\ tou= lhi/+zesqai kai\ kakou=n kai\ mh\ e)a=n tou\s ple/ontas o(/poi bou/lointo plei=n, a)ll' ei)s ta\ oi)kei=a xwri/a toi=s lh|steu/ousi kata/gein.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., where, besides Demosthenes (below), Lycurgus 1.18 is cited.
[1] Demosthenes 8.9.
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; geography; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 November 2000@07:47:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 28 August 2003@00:39:18.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 28 August 2003@03:15:18.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 July 2011@04:47:40.
David Whitehead on 30 January 2013@10:00:13.


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