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Headword: Ἐφόρμους
Adler number: epsilon,3950
Translated headword: anchorages
Vetting Status: high
Thucydides [writes]: "the Athenians [...] were creating the anchorages at both of the harbors".[1] [Meaning] the blockades.
Greek Original:
Ἐφόρμους: Θουκυδίδης: οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι τοὺς ἐφόρμους ἐπ' ἀμφοτέροις τοῖς λιμέσιν ἐποιοῦντο. τὰς ἐφορμίσεις.
The headword is accusative plural, from the quotation given.
[1] Thucydides 3.6.1, here abridged, on the Athenians at Mytilene in 428 BCE. See the note in Charles F. Smith, Commentary on Thucydides Book 3 (the two harbours which Strabo (xiii. 2. 2) describes, were formed, somewhat like the two Syracusan harbours, by an island lying in front of the city. ἐπί, which is wanting with ἐφορμεῖν in vii.3.21, is repeated, for the sake of clearness, with ἐφόρμους ἐποιοῦντο.)
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Translated by: Ryan Stone on 26 January 2008@18:37:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 January 2008@12:38:50.
David Whitehead on 19 November 2012@08:55:38.


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