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ἐπίκουρ-ος , ,
A.helper, ally, Hom. only in Il., mostly in pl. of the barbarian allies of Troy, Τρῶες . . ἠδ᾽ . 2.815; Τρῶες καὶ Δάρδανοι ἠδ᾽ . 3.456,al., cf. Hdt.2.152, 3.91, al.
2.. mercenary troops, opp. citizen-soldiers, “ἐπικούρους προσμισθοῦσθαιTh.2.33, cf. Hdt.1.154, 2.163, 3.145, Lys. 12.94, X.HG7.1.12, etc.; “ἀπὸ Ἀρκαδίας ἐπίκουροιHermipp.63.18; used as body-guard by tyrants, Hdt.1.64, 6.39, Th.6.55,58.
3.. οἱ . the guards, the military class in Plato's Republic, R.414b, 415a, 545d.
2.. c. gen. rei, defending or protecting against, “νόσουE.Or.211 (troch.); πῦρ . ψύχους, σκότους, X.Mem.4.3.7; Λαβδακίδαις . θανάτων protecting them against deaths, S.OT496 (lyr.); πατρὶ αἱμάτων . E.El.138 (lyr.).
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    • Euripides, Electra, 138
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.64
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.152
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.163
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.145
    • Herodotus, Histories, 3.91
    • Herodotus, Histories, 6.39
    • Homer, Iliad, 2.815
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.456
    • Lysias, Against Eratosthenes, 94
    • Plato, Symposium, 189d
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 496
    • Thucydides, Histories, 2.33
    • Thucydides, Histories, 3.67
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 7.5.61
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 7.1.12
    • Xenophon, Memorabilia, 4.3.7
    • Homer, Iliad, 21.431
    • Thucydides, Histories, 6.55
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