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Headword: Πύλη
Adler number: pi,3168
Translated headword: gate
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Used of a wall in Thucydides; but in a house [it would be] a 'door'.
Greek Original:
Πύλη: ἐπὶ τείχους παρὰ Θουκυδίδῃ: θύρα δὲ ἐπὶ οἴκου.
Note:
From the scholia to Thucydides 2.4.5 (web address 1): endeavouring to escape from Plataiai in 431 BCE, Theban troops mistake the doors of a large building for the city gates and are trapped.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: architecture; daily life; definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2001@09:40:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 2 July 2001@12:47:40.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 17 September 2002@10:19:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks) on 19 April 2010@06:50:06.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr) on 17 May 2011@07:59:42.
David Whitehead on 1 December 2011@08:53:51.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@10:02:37.

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