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Headword: Περίοδος
Adler number: pi,1213
Translated headword: detour
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] roundabout route, encirclement.[1]
Herodotus [writes]: "The Spartans learned from the deserters of the Persian detour, and their opinions were divided".[2]
Greek Original:
Περίοδος: περιέλευσις, κύκλος. Ἡρόδοτος: οἱ δὲ Σπαρτιῆται μαθόντες ἐκ τῶν αὐτομόλων τῶν Περσέων τὴν περίοδον ἐβουλεύοντο, καὶ ἐσχίζοντο αὐτῶν αἱ γνῶμαι.
See also pi 1214.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius pi715 Theodoridis.
[2] A summary of Herodotus 7.219.2, on Thermopylai. See text at web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2001@03:17:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 12 October 2001@21:33:57.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2004@08:08:11.
David Whitehead (another note) on 25 September 2013@08:40:25.


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