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Headword: Ψιλοί
Adler number: psi,106
Translated headword: light-armed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Those not fully-equipped, but using opportunities in battle to deploy either a stone or a stick or some other implement; or archers. [Named] from their use of light gear.
Greek Original:
Ψιλοί: οἱ μὴ καθωπλισμένοι μέν, ἐν καιρῷ δὲ τῆς μάχης τῷ παρατυχόντι ἢ λίθῳ ἢ ξύλῳ ἢ ἄλλῳ τινὶ ὀργάνῳ χρώμενοι: ἢ τοξόται. παρὰ τὸ σκευῇ ψιλῇ χρῆσθαι.
Notes:
From the scholia to Thucydides 1.60.1, where they are mentioned (web address 1).
For the adjective cf. psi 104, psi 105.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: clothing; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@06:17:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 6 September 2002@06:30:16.
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 15 June 2004@00:01:34.
David Whitehead (x-refs; another keyword) on 5 August 2011@05:53:44.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 19 September 2011@21:48:40.

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