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πυρπολ-έω ,
A.light and keep up a fire, watch a fire, Od.10.30, X.Cyr. 3.3.25; π. τοὺς ἄνθρακας stir up, fan the fire, Ar.Av.1580.
II. burn with fire, Id.Th.727; τινα, of the bull of Phalaris, Phalar.Ep. 66.2:—Pass., Phld.Piet.89.
2. waste with fire, burn and destroy, “τὴν οἰκίανAr.Nu.1497; “πόλινId.V.1079; “π. καὶ καίουσι καὶ σφάττουσιLuc.Cal.19:—Med., πᾶσαν πυρπολέεσθαι [τὴν ?αττικήν] cause it to be burnt with fire, Hdt.8.50.
3. assail with fiery missiles, “τοὺς ἐπὶ τῷ πύργῳ τοξόταςPalaeph.38, cf. 40.
4. metaph., ὥσπερ χίμαιρα π. τοὺς βαρβάρους, of a ἑταίρα, Anaxil.22.9, cf. Men.Mon.195; also of disease or pain, Nic.Th.245,364; of love, Ach.Tat.1.11.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (9):
    • Aristophanes, Birds, 1580
    • Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae, 727
    • Aristophanes, Wasps, 1079
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.50
    • Xenophon, Cyropaedia, 3.3.25
    • Homer, Odyssey, 10.30
    • Aristophanes, Clouds, 1497
    • Lucian, Calumniae non temere credundum, 19
    • Achilles Tatius, Leucippe et Clitophon, 1.11
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