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Headword: Sphingos
Adler number: sigma,1746
Translated headword: Sphinx's
Vetting Status: high
"Proposing many [Sphinx's] problems in response to many questions of these strange puzzles -- not [problems] of the Cadmeian Sphinx, but of some kind of Sphinx anyway, yet more wonderful and much wiser."[1]
Greek Original:
Sphingos pragmata parechôn polla epi pollais tais zêtêsesi tôn atopôn toutôn ainigmatôn, ou tês Kadmeias Sphingos, alla Sphingos men tinos atechnôs, eti de theioteras kai polu sophôteras.
The headword is simply the first word of the quotation.
[1] Adler noted that this quotation was attributed by Valckenaer to Aelian. She herself, while regarding as more probable Bernhardy's attribution of it to Damascius, suggested that it came from an even later period. Nevertheless Bernhardy has been followed: Damascius, Life of Isidore fr. 37D Athanassiadi = 401 Zintzen.
For the Sphinx cf. pi 3083, sigma 636, sigma 1741, sigma 1747, omicroniota 34.
Keywords: biography; mythology; philosophy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 June 2003@00:55:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; modified keywords) on 2 June 2003@03:15:41.
David Whitehead (augmented x-refs) on 2 June 2003@06:08:09.
David Whitehead (expanded notes; tweaking) on 5 January 2014@07:24:40.


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