Monday, May 03, 2021



Simonides (?), fragment 4a (tr. David Sider):
The Athenians, first among the Greek fighters at Marathon,
laid low the might of the Medes in their golden apparel.

Ἑλλήνων προμαχοῦντες Ἀθηναῖοι Μαραθῶνι
   χρυσοφόρων Μήδων ἐστόρεσαν δύναμιν.
ἐστόρεσαν: see Liddell-Scott-Jones (9th ed., p. 1650), s.v. στόρνυμι, sense 2b: level, lay low. The word is cognate with Latin sterno, English strew.

See D.L. Page, Further Greek Epigrams (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981), pp. 226-231.

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