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Headword: Anagallis
Adler number: alpha,1817
Translated headword: Anagallis
Vetting Status: high
[Anagallis],[1] the female grammarian from Corcyra, who attributes the invention of ball-games to Nausicaa, the daughter of Alcinous.[2]
Greek Original:
Anagallis, hê Kerkuraia grammatikê, hêtis tên tês sphairas heuresin Nausikaai têi Alkinoou thugatri anatithêsin.
cf. omicron 671 and sigma 1720.
[1] RE Agallis(1); and see next note for the form of the name.
[2] cf. Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.14D [1.25 Kaibel], with the correct form of the name, Agallis. Nausicaa (for whom see generally nu 70) plays ball in Homer, Odyssey 6.99-117; Athenaeus says that Agallis names her as the originator of doing so out of partiality for a fellow-countrywoman (but for doubts about the orthodox identification of Scheria with Corcyra/Corfu see OCD(4) p.1325). Agallis is also known for the theory that the two cities portrayed on the Shield of Achilles (Homer, Iliad 18.490-540) were Athens and Eleusis (scholion T to Iliad 18.483-606, scholion D to Iliad 18.490; Eustathius on Iliad 18.490).
Keywords: aetiology; art history; biography; daily life; epic; geography; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 7 June 2000@11:10:21.
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