previous next


Ἑτοῖμα—c. 3, 4.

Κερκίνης—between the Axius (the Vardar) and Strymon.

Σιντῶν—on the right bank of the Strymon.

τεμὼν—by felling the mountain-trees.


Μαιδούς—also on the right bank of the Strymon.

Δόβηρον—‘in one of the first high valleys on the Paeonian (western) side (of Cercine), from which the way to lower Macedonia would be a continued descent, first down the valley of one of the tributary streams of the Axius, and then by the valley of the Axius itself.’ Arn.


Ἀπεγίγνετο ... προσεγίγνετο—a paratactic παρονο- μασία. After he had left his own kingdom, it might have been expected that his forces would dwindle down, owing to their miscellaneous character, and the slightness of the ties by which they were connected.

τὸ πᾶν—c. 7, 2.

γενέσθαι —c. 13, 3.


Καταβάντες—attributive, as in c. 30, 1. This order is only possible when the noun, here αὐτόνομοι, has other attributes beside the partic.

ξύμμεικτος—with ἠκολούθει; they were not separated into contingents, but were what histories call ‘a horde.’

πλήθει φ.—‘chiefly formidable on account of their numbers.’

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: