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Headword: Ἀφετηρία
Adler number: alpha,4592
Translated headword: starting-line
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] a beginning, a gate of the horse-track.[1]
But [sc. differently accented] ἀφετήρια ὄργανα ["throwing machines"] [are] for sieges. "The throwing machines he stations at intervals upon the wall."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἀφετηρία: ἀρχὴ, θύρα τοῦ ἱπποδρομίου. Ἀφετήρια δὲ ὄργανα, τὰ πολιορκητικά. τὰ δὲ ἀφετήρια ὄργανα διί̈στησιν ἐπὶ τοῦ τείχους.
Notes:
cf. iota 526.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Quotation not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG as Josephus, Jewish War 5.267. See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXIII.
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: William Hutton on 20 November 2000@23:54:08.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 19 March 2001@11:18:43.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 June 2006@05:00:26.
David Whitehead (source identification; more keywords) on 11 October 2011@04:22:32.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 May 2012@05:09:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 6 May 2015@00:07:15.
David Whitehead (another note and keyword; cosmetics) on 11 September 2015@05:59:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 25 December 2015@16:14:29.

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