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Headword: Περὶ λύχνων ἁφάς
Adler number: pi,1200
Translated headword: around lamp-lightings
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] rather late.[1] "A little after lamp-lightings, as people were just going to a meal, they fell unexpectedly on the enemy and killed many".[1]
Greek Original:
Περὶ λύχνων ἁφάς: ὀψιαίτερον. μικρὸν δὲ μετὰ λύχνων ἁφὰς ἄρτι ἐς θοίνην ἰόντων, ἐπιπεσόντες ἀδόκητοι τῶν πολεμίων πολλοὺς κτείνουσι.
cf. alpha 4562, lambda 882.
[1] The headword phrase is presumably quoted from somewhere, but not the quotation given (which has a different preposition and, thus, sense); rather, probably Herodotus 7.215 (though there are instances in later historiography also -- Diodorus, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Procopius -- and also e.g. in Philostratus).
[2] Quotation (transmitted, in Adler's view, via the Excerpta Constantini Porphyogeniti) unidentifiable.
Keywords: daily life; definition; food; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 March 2010@07:01:56.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 March 2010@00:51:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked n.1) on 8 March 2010@03:11:42.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 13 May 2011@07:21:09.
David Whitehead on 13 May 2011@07:22:32.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2011@06:25:22.
David Whitehead on 25 September 2013@08:09:30.
Catharine Roth (coding, cross-reference) on 24 December 2015@19:23:33.


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