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Headword: *tu/rsis
Adler number: tau,1203
Translated headword: bastion, tower
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the circuit of the wall.[1]
Xenophon [writes]: "so naturally Cyrus took measurements round the wall, leaving enough room by the river for large bastions; they began to dig an enormous trench on either side of the wall, and they threw up the earth [from it] on their own side".[2]
Greek Original:
*tu/rsis: o( peri/bolos tou= tei/xous. *cenofw=n: ou(/tw dh\ *ku=ros ku/klw| diametrh/sas peri\ to\ tei=xos, a)polipw\n o(/son tu/rsesi mega/lais a)po\ tou= potamou= w)/russen e)nqe/nde tou= tei/xous ta/fron u(permege/qh, kai\ th\n gh=n a)ne/ballon pro\s e(autou/s.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius tau573 Theodoridis.
[2] An approximation of Xenophon, Cyropaedia 7.5.10, on Cyrus at Babylon (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; geography; historiography; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 November 2001@10:19:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 17 November 2004@00:55:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 17 November 2004@03:33:41.
David Whitehead on 15 August 2011@08:58:15.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@07:30:13.


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