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Headword: *paraspisth/s
Adler number: pi,437
Translated headword: paraspist, shield-bearer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an infantryman standing nearby.
Greek Original:
*paraspisth/s: parestw\s o(pli/ths.
Same entry in other lexica; references at Photius pi305 Theodoridis. The headword noun is found in two very different contexts: Attic tragedy (Aeschylus, Euripides) -- taken to be the source of these entries -- and Hellenistic historiography (e.g. Polybius and Appian).
Keywords: definition; historiography; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 April 2009@06:30:31.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (expanded note, set status) on 15 April 2009@01:53:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 April 2009@03:33:05.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2011@05:59:08.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@06:21:47.


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