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Headword: Poikilôidos
Adler number: pi,3083
Translated headword: riddle-singing
Vetting Status: high
[Referring to] the Sphinx. "The riddle-singing Sphinx led us to investigate what lay at our feet, neglecting obscure matters."
Greek Original:
Poikilôidos: hê Sphinx. hê poikilôidos Sphinx to pros posi skopein methentas hêmas taphanê prosêgeto.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 130-131 (web address 1), and scholia.
cf. sigma 636, and for the Sphinx see also sigma 1741, sigma 1746, sigma 1747, omicroniota 34.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; meter and music; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 June 2003@01:17:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented x-refs and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 June 2003@03:25:15.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 14 November 2011@01:11:43.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 14 November 2011@03:31:12.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 14 November 2011@09:53:08.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:37:36.


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