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Headword: Ἐσχατιά
Adler number: epsilon,3252
Translated headword: frontier
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the [areas] next to the boundaries of territories, adjacent to either a mountain or a sea, they used to call 'frontiers'.[1]
Also (?)cheapness is called a 'frontier'.[2]
And elsewhere: "Diocletian, holding a discussion about the issues, thought it was necessary also to fortify each frontier with sufficient forces and to establish outposts."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐσχατιά: τὰ πρὸς τοῖς τέρμασι τῶν χωρίων ἐσχατιὰς ἔλεγον, οἷς γειτνιᾷ εἴτε ὄρος εἴτε θάλασσα. καὶ ἡ εὐτέλεια λέγεται ἐσχατιά. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ Διοκλητιανὸς λόγον ποιούμενος τῶν πραγμάτων ᾠήθη δεῖν καὶ δυνάμεσιν ἀρκούσαις ἑκάστην ἐσχατιὰν ὀχυρῶσαι καὶ φρούρια ποιῆσαι.
cf. epsilon 3253.
[1] = Harpokration 138.5 (E146 Keaney), citing Demosthenes for this usage in the speech In Reply to Phainippos. Forms of the headword are used several times there, e.g. Demosth. 42.5 (web address 1). Also = Photius, Lexicon epsilon2048; and cf. Hesychius epsilon6453 and 6454, Etymologicum Magnum 384.27-8.
[2] Not in the preserved literature, and not registered by LSJ. Adler reports no manuscript variants for ἡ εὐτέλεια , but she does note Kuster's emendation to τὰ τελευταῖα ('the uttermost (parts)'), proposed on the basis of Etymologicum Magnum 384.30-32 ("Attic writers call (frontiers) the uttermost parts of the fields -- as Homer says [a version of Odyssey 4.517 is quoted; see also 5.489, 18.358, 24.150]").
[3] Ascribed to Eunapius by Friedrich Reitemeier in his edition (1784) of Zosimus, and accepted as such by Dindorf (1.213.10-13) and Müller (fr.5 FHG = 4.14). For Diocletian see generally delta 1156.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; economics; epic; geography; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: William Hutton on 30 January 2008@01:18:07.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 January 2008@03:51:45.
William Hutton (augmented note 1) on 30 January 2008@05:23:48.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 2 November 2012@06:43:35.
David Whitehead (expanded nn.2-3; coding and other cosmetics) on 18 February 2016@06:37:01.


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