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Headword: *pro\ th=s po/lews
Adler number: pi,2881
Translated headword: before the city
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] in front of the city. "The barbarians deployed themselves not before the city but beside the city in a single straight line, looking toward the east and our forces, but with the right wing beside the city, next to the actual wall, and the left turned toward the north."[1]
Greek Original:
*pro\ th=s po/lews: e)/mprosqen th=s po/lews. oi( de\ ba/rbaroi pareta/canto ou) pro\ th=s po/lews, a)lla\ para\ th\n po/lin e)pi\ mi/an eu)qei=an, ble/pontes me\n pro\s a)natola\s kai\ th\n h(mete/ran parousi/an, e)/xontes de\ to\ me\n decio\n ke/ras para\ th\n po/lin pro\s au)tw=| tw=| tei/xei, to\ de\ laio\n a)nh=kon pro\s ta\s a)/rktous.
The headword phrase is presumably (though not demonstrably) extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable, though evidently from late-antique historiography.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 May 2010@05:05:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 May 2010@10:53:04.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 11 May 2010@03:31:02.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2011@09:25:48.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:03:45.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@03:11:56.


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