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Headword: *mele/th
Adler number: mu,478
Translated headword: study, military drill
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] exercise, care.[1]
"And one would not go wrong in saying that the drills of the Romans are battle-stations without blood, while their battle-stations are drills with blood."[2]
Greek Original:
*mele/th: a)/skhsis, e)pime/leia. kai\ ou)k a)\n a(ma/rtoi tis ei)pw\n ta\s me\n mele/tas tw=n *(rwmai/wn xwri\s ai(/matos parata/ceis, ta\s de\ parata/ceis meq' ai(/matos mele/tas.
[1] Similar wording in the definition of meleta=| in Hesychius mu680.
[2] Josephus, Jewish War 3.75, comparing the Romans' approach to military drills and actual battles (see web address 1). For 'battle-stations' see generally pi 457.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; imagery; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 10 May 2009@07:59:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified n.2; x-ref; more keywords) on 10 May 2009@10:52:20.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 May 2009@20:49:58.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:01:38.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 2 August 2020@18:14:22.


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