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Headword: *tre/xein th\n e)sxa/thn
Adler number: tau,931
Translated headword: to run the final
Vetting Status: high
"If, as the saying goes, they are running the final, they will take refuge with the Romans and put themselves and the city in their hands."
Greek Original:
*tre/xein th\n e)sxa/thn: e)a/n, to\ dh\ lego/menon, tre/xwsi th\n e)sxa/thn, e)pi\ tou\s *(rwmai/ous katafeu/contai kai\ tou/tois e)gxeiriou=si sfa=s au)tou\s kai\ th\n po/lin.
Polybius 18.49.1, on Lampsacus in 197/6 BCE.
For the saying (from the games, with a feminine noun implicit) cf. 1.87.3.
Keywords: athletics; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; politics; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 December 2002@09:22:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 4 December 2002@17:22:00.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 June 2004@10:27:47.
David Whitehead (tweaked hw and tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 15 August 2011@06:08:43.
David Whitehead on 15 January 2014@05:13:03.


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