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Headword: Ὑπασπισταί
Adler number: upsilon,162
Translated headword: hypaspists
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] spear-carriers.[1]
"Chosroes had 50 hypaspists and spear-carriers".[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπασπισταί: δορυφόροι. τῷ δὲ Χοσρόῃ ὑπασπισταὶ καὶ δορυφόροι λ# ὑπῆρχον.
Notes:
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. 'Spear-carriers' often has the more specific sense of bodyguards, as, seemingly, in the quotation which follows (and cf. generally delta 1403).
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 4.10.7. (On Chosroes see chi 418.)
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 March 2006@05:19:45.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 20 March 2006@11:53:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 21 March 2006@03:16:00.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2013@09:13:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@23:48:36.

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