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Headword: Περίπολος
Adler number: pi,1259
Translated headword: patrolman, peripolos
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristotle in the Constitution of [the] Athenians, speaking about the ephebes, says this: "the second year, at an assembly in the theater, they accept a shield and a spear from the people and patrol the countryside, spending their time in the guardposts".[1] It is noteworthy that, whereas Aristotle asserts that the ephebes are one year in the [role of] patrolmen, Aeschines [says] two.[2]
Greek Original:
Περίπολος: Ἀριστοτέλης ἐν τῇ Ἀθηναίων πολιτείᾳ περὶ τῶν ἐφήβων λέγων οὕτως φησί: τὸν δεύτερον ἐνιαυτόν, ἐκκλησίας ἐν τῷ θεάτρῳ γινομένης, λαβόντες ἀσπίδα καὶ δόρυ παρὰ τοῦ δήμου, περιπολοῦσι τὴν χώραν καὶ διατρίβουσιν ἐν τοῖς φυλακτηρίοις. παρατηρητέον δέ, ὅτι ὁ μὲν Ἀριστοτέλης ἕνα φησὶν ἐνιαυτὸν ἐν τοῖς περιπόλοις γίνεσθαι τοὺς ἐφήβους, ὁ δὲ Αἰσχίνης δύο.
Notes:
Adapted and abbreviated from Harpokration s.v.
See also pi 1260, pi 1261.
[1] ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 42.4, abridged.
[2] Aeschines 2.167.
Keywords: chronology; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 December 2000@07:41:01.
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Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 2 June 2004@01:46:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 June 2004@03:23:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@06:10:40.
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