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Headword: *)apoba/ths
Adler number: alpha,3250
Translated headword: dismounter
Vetting Status: high
[Dismounter] and to dismount and dismounting-circuits: a dismounter is [sc. participant in] an equestrian competition, and to dismount [is] to compete as a dismounter. Dismounting-circuits [are] those [so called] from this competition.
Greek Original:
*)apoba/ths kai\ *)apobai/nein kai\ *)apobatikoi\ troxoi/: a)poba/ths me\n i(ppiko/n ti a)gw/nisma/ e)sti, kai\ a)pobh=nai to\ a)gwni/sasqai to\n a)poba/thn. a)pobatikoi\ de\ troxoi/, oi( a)po\ tou/tou tou= a)gwni/smatos.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., who cites Dinarchus, Lycurgus, and (for the information that such an event was found only in Athens and Boiotia) Theophrastus on this. See also Kassel-Austin, PCG II p.34 (s.v. Alexis).
"Dismounting" meant, in practice, vaulting from one horse to another: see LSJ.
Keywords: athletics; comedy; definition; geography; philosophy; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@09:23:10.
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