Talk:anabasius

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Anabasii, in antiquity, were couriers who travelled on horseback or in chariots, quickly bringing messages and commands from elsewhere. The word comes from the Greek αναβασις (adscensus, "mounting").

In Roman Britain, Ruffinus made use of anabasii, as documented in Saint Jerome's memoirs (adv. Ruffinum, l. 3. c. 1.): "Idcircone Cereales et Anabasii tui per diversas provincias cucurrerunt, ut laudes mets legerent?" ("Is it on that account that your Cereales and Anabasii circulated through many provinces, so that they might read my praises?")

References[edit]

  • This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.
  • Hofmann, Johann Jacob (1635-1706). Anabasii. Lexicon Universale.

Attribution history prior to transwiki[edit]

  1. 11:07, 23 April 2006 . . Jimpartame (Cleaned up second paragraph; shouldn't be about the word.)
  2. 08:18, 23 April 2006 . . FCYTravis
  3. 12:30, 21 April 2006 . . Rory096 (Reverted edits by RichardBWilson (talk) to last version by TerrorIsland)
  4. 12:23, 21 April 2006 . . RichardBWilson
  5. 03:03, 14 April 2006 . . TerrorIsland (afd)
  6. 21:33, 12 January 2006 . . Brian0918
  7. 21:25, 12 January 2006 . . Brian0918
  8. 21:25, 12 January 2006 . . Brian0918 (new)