Chalcidius e Graecis conuersa 20

Reference basis text: J. Blänsdorf, 2011

Editing of the digital edition: P. Mastandrea, S. Arrigoni, 2015

Data insertion and check: S. Arrigoni

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Vicinis offensa, deo carissima plebes,

Armorum cohibe munimina, corporis omne

Discrimen sola capitis tutabitur umbra.

Chalc. comm. 170 (200 W): Argiuis per oraculum quaerentibus, ad aduersum Persas bellum suscipi conueniret, responsum est: "uicinis ... umbra".

Cf. Hdt. 7, 148: ἐχθρὲ περικτιόνεσσι, φίλ’ ἀθανάτοισι θεοῖσιν, / εἴσω τὸν προβόλαιον ἔχων πεφυλαγμένος ἧσο / καὶ κεφαλὴν πεφύλαξο, κάρη δὲ τὸ σῶμα σαώσει.