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Headword: Γηραιός
Adler number: gamma,247
Translated headword: aged, old
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] ancient, advanced in years.
"But although he was already an old man and for the most part lame in both feet and unable to ride on a horse, nevertheless just like some able-bodied youth he was not remiss in labors, but proceeded into the battle lines carried in a litter."[1]
Greek Original:
Γηραιός: παλαιὸς, προβεβηκώς. ὁ δὲ γηραιός τε ὢν ἤδη καὶ ἐκ πλείστου ἄμφω τὼ πόδε πεπηρωμένος καὶ οἷος μὴ ἐφ' ἵππου ὀχεῖσθαι, ὅμως ὥσπερ τις νεανίας ῥωμαλεώτατος οὐκ ἀπηγόρευε πρὸς τοὺς πόνους, ἀλλὰ φοράδην εἰς τὰς παρατάξεις ἐφοίτα.
Note:
[1] Agathias, Histories 2.22 (on Mermeroes: mu 637); cf. phi 581.
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; medicine; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 July 2002@23:09:25.
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