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Headword: *dike/raion
Adler number: delta,1088
Translated headword: two-horned
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having two horns. In the Epigrams: "but having torn away from its forehead the skin and the two-horned tyne, he placed it in the temple of the huntress maiden."[1]
Greek Original:
*dike/raion: du/o ke/rata e)/xousan. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: de/rma de\ kai\ dike/raion a)po\ sto/rqugga metw/pwn spasa/menos kou/ra| qe/to par' a)grw/tidi.
The headword, (feminine) accusative singular of this adjective, is evidently extracted from the quotation given.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.111.5-6 (Antipater of Sidon), a hunter dedicates to Artemis the hide and antlers of the deer he killed; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 26), (vol. II, 69-71), and further excerpts from this epigram at omicron 950 and rho 221. The 'huntress maiden' is Artemis (alpha 4028). Although the first words of the epigram, *ta\n e)/lafon identify the deer as a hind, this animal is almost certainly a Red Deer, Cervis elaphus, the females of which species have no antlers. Paton (359), in fact, identifies the deer as a hind. But, as the LSJ points out s.v. e)/lafos (web address 1), the noun with the feminine article, as here, is often used generically. The subject of Greek Anthology 6.110 (Leonidas of Tarentum) is another antlered hind (cf. phi 683), and Gow and Page describe both that deer and the one in this epigram as stags (vol. II, 393; vol. II, 69-70).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
W.R. Paton, trans., The Greek Anthology: Books I-VI, (Cambridge, MA 1993)
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Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 8 November 2004@16:29:20.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 8 November 2004@20:52:02.
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