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Headword: *peri/odos
Adler number: pi,1213
Translated headword: detour
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] roundabout route, encirclement.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "The Spartans learned from the deserters of the Persian detour; they took counsel, and their opinions were divided".[2]
Greek Original:
*peri/odos: perie/leusis, ku/klos. *(hro/dotos: oi( de\ *spartih=tai maqo/ntes e)k tw=n au)tomo/lwn tw=n *perse/wn th\n peri/odon e)bouleu/onto, kai\ e)sxi/zonto au)tw=n ai( gnw=mai.
See also pi 1214.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi715 Theodoridis.
[2] A summary of Herodotus 7.219.2, on Thermopylai. See text at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2001@03:17:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 12 October 2001@21:33:57.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2004@08:08:11.
David Whitehead (another note) on 25 September 2013@08:40:25.
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 6 August 2021@09:29:36.


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