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Headword: Περίφασις
Adler number: pi,1338
Translated headword: open view
Vetting Status: high
Polybius [writes]: "he ordered them to inform him of everything that was happening by fire-signals [sent] to Tisaion; this is a mountain in Thessaly, favourably situated for open views of the above-mentioned places".
Greek Original:
Περίφασις: Πολύβιος: ἐκέλευσε διασαφεῖν αὐτῷ πάντα τὰ γινόμενα διὰ τῶν πυρσῶν ἐπὶ τὸ Τίσαιον: ἔστι δὲ τῆς Θετταλίας ὄρος, εὐφυῶς κείμενον πρὸς τὰς τῶν προειρημένων τόπων περιφάσεις.
Polybius 10.42.7-8, on Philip V in 208 BC (web address 1).
Mt Tisaion (present-day Bardhzogia) actually lies at the southern tip of the Magnesian peninsula. For fire-signals there cf. Polyaenus 6.2.1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 October 2001@05:12:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 10 June 2004@01:45:09.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 June 2004@03:12:56.
Catharine Roth (fixed link, raised status) on 15 September 2011@01:40:45.
David Whitehead on 15 September 2011@06:29:17.
David Whitehead on 30 September 2013@05:54:17.


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