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20:18 Aug 12, 2004
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English term or phrase:crack ships
Paralos a servit drept vas “theoric” cãtre Delos ºi Olimpia, but usually Paralos and Salaminia seem to have been used as ***“crack” ships ***sent on special missions, such as the time the Salaminia was sent to Sicily to try to arrest Alcibiades (Thuc.6.53). Aristophanes seems to allude to this. Euelpides fears a similar arrest attempt. At 3.33, Thucydides mentions the Salaminia and Paralos as operating together, spotting the Spartan admiral Alcidas at Claros and scurrying off the Paches with the news.