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προκάθημαι , Ion. προκαθηγ-κάτημαι , prop. pf. of προκαθέζομαι:— be seated before, π. τοσοῦτο πρὸ τῆς ἄλλης Ἑλλάδος lie so far in front of Greece, of the Thessalians, Hdt.7.172.
2. c. gen., to be seated or lie before a place, so as to defend it, “ἐπὶ τῷ στόματι π. τῆς θαλάμηςArist. HA 550b5: hence, generally, protect, defend, τῶν ἑωυτοῦ, Ἰώνων, Hdt.8.36, 9.106, cf. Th.8.76, X.HG5.2.4; “τῆς ῬώμηςPlb.2.24.15, al.; “αἱ -καθήμεναι θεαὶ τῆς πόλεωςSIG694.50 (Elaea, ii B. C.): rare in Poets, φυλακὴν . . στρατιᾶς π., of sentinels, E.Rh.6 (anap.).
2. abs., sit in public or preside, Plb.5.63.7, etc.; “οἱ π. ἄρχοντεςId.12.16.6.
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    • Euripides, Rhesus, 6
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.36
    • Herodotus, Histories, 7.172
    • Herodotus, Histories, 9.106
    • Plato, Laws, 758d
    • Thucydides, Histories, 8.76
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 5.2.4
    • Polybius, Histories, 12.16.6
    • Polybius, Histories, 2.24.15
    • Polybius, Histories, 5.63.7
    • Strabo, Geography, 3.3.7
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