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Headword: Ναυφράκτῳ στρατῷ
Adler number: nu,89
Translated headword: with a ship-fenced force
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] with a close-ordered and close-regimented [one]. For the Athenians used to rule the seas, especially at the naval battle[s] at Artemision and Salamis.
Greek Original:
Ναυφράκτῳ στρατῷ: τῷ συμπεφραγμένῳ καὶ συντεταγμένῳ: ἐθαλασσοκράτουν γὰρ οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι μάλιστα ἐπὶ τῇ ἐν Ἀρτεμισίῳ καὶ Σαλαμῖνι ναυμαχίᾳ.
Aristophanes, Knights 567 (web address 1), with scholion. For the adjective in the headword phrase cf. nu 88.
The comment looks back 60+ years to the sea-battles of Xerxes' invasion; cf. (e.g.) alpha 3136, eta 600, sigma 49, sigma 439.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; geography; history; imagery; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 August 2008@07:07:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword, set status) on 31 August 2008@17:28:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks) on 1 September 2008@03:04:25.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@04:56:56.


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