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Headword: *peltastai/
Adler number: pi,954
Translated headword: peltasts
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] archers, who [sc. also] have lances.
Greek Original:
*peltastai/: toco/tai, oi( tou\s custou\s kate/xontes.
cf. the scholia to [Plato], Lovers 135E, where this gloss is given as an alternative to a much better one (in that it grasps, as this one does not, the crucial etymological and substantive link with the peltast's shield: see pi 955, pi 956).
Keywords: definition; military affairs; philosophy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@06:19:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 24 May 2004@01:37:50.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 24 May 2004@03:43:59.
David Whitehead on 4 September 2011@09:02:18.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@06:11:24.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2016@08:33:55.


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