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Headword: *ni=nos
Adler number: nu,417
Translated headword: Ninos, Ninus, Nineveh
Vetting Status: high
This [is] an Assyrian city, founded by Ninos, the husband of Semiramis, in Atouria.[1] The ethnikon [is] Ninian. This is used in Herodotus, in the phrase "at the so-called Gates of [the] Ninians".[2]
Greek Original:
*ni=nos: po/lis *)assuri/wn au(/th, h(\n e)/ktise *ni=nos, a)nh\r *semira/midos, e)n th=| *)atouri/a|. e)qniko\n *ni/nios. xrh=sis tou/tou para\ *(hrodo/tw| e)n tw=|, kata\ ta\s *nini/wn kaleome/nas pu/las.
OCD4 Nineveh(1). Another spelling of the city-name at nu 415.
[1] The entry takes over "Atouria" from Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.; one of the mss of Steph. has "Assyria", but Atouria is more precise (see Strabo 16.1.1-3).
[2] Herodotus 3.155.5 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 December 2000@11:30:20.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (link, status) on 16 December 2003@22:49:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 17 December 2003@03:53:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@07:06:34.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:40:18.


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