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Headword: Ἱππεῖς λευκοθώρακες
Adler number: iota,538
Translated headword: white-corsleted horsemen
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
And [there is] a saying: "horsemen [sc. belong] in Thessaly and Thrace, but archers and the lighter-armed [sc. sort of troops] in India and Crete and Caria".[1]
Greek Original:
Ἱππεῖς λευκοθώρακες. καὶ παροιμία: ἱππεῖς μὲν ἐν Θετταλίᾳ καὶ Θρᾴκῃ, τοξόται δὲ καὶ τὰ κουφότερα τῶν ὅπλων ἐν Ἰνδίᾳ καὶ Κρήτῃ καὶ Καρίᾳ.
Notes:
The headword phrase here, from Xenophon, Anabasis 1.8.9 (web address 1), is not itself glossed.
[1] Julian, oration 7, 205D.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; daily life; geography; historiography; military affairs; proverbs; rhetoric; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 October 2002@11:26:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 20 October 2002@22:00:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 October 2003@07:50:09.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@05:57:08.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 January 2013@23:50:13.

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