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Headword: Tartêssos
Adler number: tau,137
Translated headword: Tartessos, Tartessus
Vetting Status: high
An Iberian city facing Ocean, remote beside the Birdless Lake.[1]
Agathonius became king of Tartessos.[2]
Aristophanes calls the murry Tartesian.[3]
And in the neuter [it is] *tarth/sion.
Greek Original:
Tartêssos: Ibêrikê polis pros tôi ôkeanôi, ektetopismenê para tên Aornon limnên. tês de Tartêssou Agathônios ebasileusen. Aristophanês Tartêsian murainan legei. kai oudeterôs Tartêsion.
[1] Tartessus (probably = biblical Tarshish) was on the Atlantic coast of Spain: see OCD(4) s.v. As to this "Birdless Lake", it is not to be confused with other such lakes (and other geographical features) elsewhere; cf. alpha 2849.
[2] See alpha 125.
[3] The first and third sentences of this entry are from a scholion on Aristophanes, Frogs 475. On the Tartesian muraena, see also tau 136 and tau 1124.
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 18 September 2006@18:12:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 September 2006@03:14:27.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 20 September 2006@03:23:38.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2011@05:29:55.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@07:30:39.


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