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Headword: Λάφυρα
Adler number: lambda,158
Translated headword: booty
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] things taken from one's enemies while they are still alive; what [is taken from them] when they are dead is called spoils [skula].
Greek Original:
Λάφυρα: τὰ ἐκ τῶν πολεμίων ἔτι ζώντων λαμβανόμενα: τὰ δὲ τῶν τεθνεώτων αὐτῶν σκῦλα λέγεται.
Note:
Again at sigma 707. The distinction -- here and in other lexica (see the references at Photius lambda121 Theodoridis) -- is attractive but not borne out by usage; see W.K. Pritchett, The Greek State at War, I (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1971) 53-58.
Keywords: definition; economics; ethics; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 July 2001@08:18:01.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics; set status) on 29 October 2003@17:53:48.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 30 October 2003@10:22:16.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 26 October 2005@08:38:44.
David Whitehead on 3 April 2013@08:36:15.

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