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Headword: Sklêras aoidou
Adler number: sigma,636
Translated headword: of a harsh singer
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of the Sphinx. That is, of the difficult [singer], because of the riddle. Or of the murderous [singer]. "You came and released the Cadmeians' town[1] from a harsh singer's tribute, which we used to pay."
Greek Original:
Sklêras aoidou: tês Sphingos. toutesti tês duskolou, dia to ainigma. ê tês phonikês. hos g' exelusas astu Kadmeiôn molôn sklêras aoidou dasmon, hon pareichomen.
Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 35 (from which the present headword phrase, in the genitive case, is extracted: web address 1), with scholia.
For the Sphinx cf. pi 3083, sigma 1741, sigma 1746, sigma 1747, omicroniota 34.
[1] Thebes (cf. kappa 15, kappa 17, kappa 19).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; imagery; meter and music; mythology; tragedy
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 June 2003@01:05:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added x-refs and keyword; cosmetics) on 2 June 2003@03:20:27.
David Whitehead (added x-ref) on 2 June 2003@06:08:48.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 10 May 2011@03:51:32.
Catharine Roth (updated link) on 10 May 2011@11:39:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 18 August 2011@08:06:38.
Catharine Roth (typos) on 19 August 2011@17:20:48.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@09:08:30.


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