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Headword: Ἔδεσα
Adler number: epsilon,207
Translated headword: Edesa, Edessa
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A city of Syria.[1] When Trajan arrived at it, Abgar met him in front of the city bringing as gifts 250 horses and 250 armoured breastplates for the cavalrymen and their horses and sixty thousand missiles. But Trajan took three breastplates and told him to keep all the rest.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἔδεσα: πόλις Συρίας: εἰς ἣν ἀφικομένῳ Τραιανῷ ὑπαντιάζει πρὸ τῆς πόλεως Αὔγαρος ἵππους τε δῶρ' ἄγων ν# καὶ σ1# καὶ τοὺς καταφράκτους θώρακας ἱππεῦσι καὶ τοῖς ἵπποις ν# καὶ σ1# καὶ βέλη ἑξακισμύρια. ὁ δὲ Τραιανὸς γ# λαβὼν θώρακας τἄλλα ξύμπαντα αὐτὸν ἔχειν ἐκέλευσεν.
Notes:
[1] cf. epsilon 208, and see generally OCD(4) under 'Edessa'; Barrington Atlas map 67 grid H2.
[2] Arrian, Parthika fr.47; cf. alpha 4409, alpha 177.
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 June 2005@07:27:26.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 20 June 2005@21:48:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 21 June 2005@03:05:18.
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