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Headword: *benebento/s
Adler number: beta,237
Translated headword: Beneventos, Beneventum, Benevento
Vetting Status: high
Name of a city in Calabria, which Diomedes [Author, Myth] founded. In his voyage home, when he landed at his own country, he was not received, but was banished and departed for Calabria. There he founded a city which he called Argyrippe, the one which was later named Beneventum.[1]
Greek Original:
*benebento/s: o)/noma po/lews *kalabri/as, h(\n kti/zei *diomh/dhs. ei)s ga\r to\n a)po/ploun kataxqei\s ei)s ta\ i)/dia ou)k e)de/xqh, a)lla\ di- wxqei\s a)ph=lqen ei)s *kalabri/an kai\ kti/zei po/lin, h(\n e)ka/lesen *)arguri/pphn, th\n metonomasqei=san *benebento/n.
= George Cedrenus, Compendium historiarum 1.234.12-16; cf. alpha 3791 with the note there on location, and delta 1164 (end).
[1] 'Calabria', twice in the entry, is incorrect for Beneventum. This city (present-day Benevento) was in Samnium, in central (not southern) Italy. See generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.229); Barrington Atlas Map 44 grid G3. (There was another Beneventum near Verona.) On the other hand Argyrippe, a.k.a. Argos [Myth, Place] Hippium, was in Apulia, which is at least within striking distance of Calabria. This odd entry appears to be conflating information about two quite different places.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; chronology; definition; geography; historiography; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 29 December 2003@01:47:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 29 December 2003@06:23:03.
David Whitehead (augmented and modified note 1, at the prompting of Nicholas Fincher) on 17 September 2004@08:23:19.
David Whitehead (further expansion of note, ditto) on 17 September 2004@08:29:37.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@06:57:01.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 28 May 2012@04:49:49.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@05:33:11.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@04:41:02.


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