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Headword: Ἱππεῖς λευκοθώρακες
Adler number: iota,538
Translated headword: white-corsleted horsemen
Vetting Status: high
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.
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.
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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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