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Headword: Λειποταξίου
Adler number: lambda,387
Translated headword: desertion
Vetting Status: high
and [sc. also attested is the related term] λειποτάκτης , [meaning] one who flees war.[1]
Agathias [writes]: "[Sindual] used to think it something shameful and ignoble if, with [so great] a war under way, he and those around him were to be convicted of desertion."[2] "Heraclius the Roman emperor used to impose penalties of [= for] desertion on those straying from Roman power."[3]
Greek Original:
Λειποταξίου: καὶ Λειποτάκτης, ὁ φυγοπόλεμος. Ἀγαθίας: ὁ δὲ αἰσχρόν τι ἡγεῖτο καὶ ἀγεννές, εἰ πολέμου ξυνεστηκότος, αὐτός τε καὶ οἱ ἀμφ' αὐτὸν λειποταξίου ἁλοῖεν. ὅτι Ἡράκλειος ὁ Ῥωμαίων βασιλεὺς λειποταξίου ποινὰς τοὺς πλανήτας τῆς Ῥωμαϊκῆς δυνάμεως εἰσεπράττετο.
The unglossed primary headword is in the genitive case, evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps, though not necessarily, the second quotation given here).
cf. generally lambda 384, lambda 385, lambda 386, lambda 591.
[1] cf. already lambda 386.
[2] Agathias, Histories 2.7.6.
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 2.18.26; cf. pi 1689. On Heraclius, see generally eta 465.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2008@09:30:14.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 18 May 2008@19:34:09.
David Whitehead (typos) on 19 May 2008@03:03:15.
David Whitehead on 17 April 2013@05:53:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@14:58:16.


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