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Headword: *melhsi/a
Adler number: mu,490
Translated headword: Melesia
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
"He saw Melesia and fell in love with her".
Greek Original:
*melhsi/a: o)/noma ku/rion. o( de\ o(ra=| th\n *melhsi/an kai\ e)ra=| au)th=s.
The quotation comes from Aelian fr. 12b Domingo-Forasté (12 Hercher). Both here and in the fuller version at pi 274 the woman's name is transmitted as Melesia; in fact she was a Milesian (cf. mu 1060), named Monime; see Plutarch, Life of Lucullus 18.3.
Keywords: biography; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; history; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 May 2003@07:57:49.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added keyword, set status) on 31 May 2003@08:01:18.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 4 January 2005@07:18:32.
Catharine Roth (coded title) on 17 September 2008@01:05:36.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@04:15:46.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:33:16.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 24 May 2013@00:42:49.


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