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Headword: Diphrophoroi
Adler number: delta,1295
Translated headword: stool-carriers
Vetting Status: high
Strattis [uses the word] in Atalantai.[1] *difroforoume/nous ["being carried on seats"]: Herodotus [uses the word]: among the Persians, being carried on litters.[2]
"And when a kind of stool had been placed for him, taking his seat he sent out heralds to those on the wall advising them to surrender."[3]
*di/fros also [means] a chariot. From carrying two [du/o fe/rein], the passenger and the charioteer. Out of this [comes] difrhla/ths.[4]
Greek Original:
Diphrophoroi: Strattis en Atalantais. Diphrophoroumenous: Hêrodotos: para Persais phoreiois pheromenous. kai tethentos autôi diphrou tinos, hizêsas kêrukas diepempeto tois en tôi teichei sphas ekdidonai parainôn. Diphros, kai to harma. para to duo pherein, ton parabatên kai ton hêniochon. ex hou kai diphrêlatês.
[1] Strattis fr. 8 Kock, now 7 K.-A.; cf. sigma 1178, where this title is, correctly, singular.
[2] Herodotus 3.146.3 (web address 1), with gloss; cf. delta 1294. Entry thus far = Photius, Lexicon delta672 Theodoridis.
[3] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyrogeniti) unidentifiable -- though the participle i(zh/sas (iota 211) is favoured by Cassius Dio.
[4] cf. delta 1292.
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Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 August 2004@01:25:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied n.3; augmented other notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 26 August 2004@03:22:11.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 March 2011@05:37:43.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2012@07:29:24.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 27 July 2012@01:26:05.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 23 August 2013@09:01:22.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 28 December 2014@04:37:28.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 28 December 2014@13:17:39.
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