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Headword: Ἐπιστολεῖς
Adler number: epsilon,2631
Translated headword: couriers, secretaries
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] letter-carriers.[1] "Narses sent couriers to John and advised him that they should not join battle with the Persians until their forces were combined."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἐπιστολεῖς: γραμματοφόρους. ὁ δὲ Ναρσῆς ἐπιστολεῖς πρὸς Ἰωάννην πέμπει καὶ παρεγγυᾷ αὐτῷ, ὡς οὐ δεῖ Πέρσαις συμπλέκεσθαι, πρὶν αἱ δυνάμεις συναφθεῖεν.
Notes:
[1] The headword is accusative plural of the noun ἐπιστολεύς , presumably extracted from the quotation given (its only independent attestation).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 5.8.10; cf. pi 519. On Narses see generally nu 42.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 December 2007@18:42:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (note number; another keyword) on 6 December 2007@03:17:37.
David Whitehead on 19 October 2012@06:49:54.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 20 October 2012@23:45:13.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 27 January 2014@07:39:51.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 1 February 2016@04:25:13.

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