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Headword: Athemista
Adler number: alpha,714
Translated headword: lawless [things]
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unjust [ones].[1]
Also [sc. attested is the masculine nominative singular] a)qe/mistos, [meaning] unlawful.[2]
Also said is a)/qesmos, [meaning] illegal.
"Piasos the Thessalian loved Larissa, his own daughter -- a love both illegal and unfortunate".[3]
Greek Original:
Athemista: adika. kai Athemistos, anomos. legetai de kai Athesmos, ho paranomos. êrasthê Piasos Thettalos Larissês tês heautou thugatros erôta athesmon te kai dustuchê.
See also alpha 715.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius alpha455 Theodoridis. The headword, neuter plural, must be quoted from somewhere.
[2] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius alpha456 Theodoridis.
[3] Aelian fr. 198 Domingo-Forasté, 195 Hercher (again at pi 1549). Strabo 13.3.4 provides more details: "it is at the Phryconian Larisa that Piasos is said to have been honoured; he, they say, was ruler of the Pelasgians and fell in love with his daughter Larisa, but when he had violated her he paid the penalty for the outrage: observing him leaning over a case of wine, they say, she seized him by the legs, raised him, and plunged him into the cask".
Keywords: biography; children; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; law; mythology; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 15 February 2000@21:53:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 25 January 2001@05:50:10.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 8 July 2004@03:28:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 November 2005@05:32:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; betacoding and other cosmetics) on 19 January 2012@05:59:36.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 4 February 2012@01:08:10.
David Whitehead on 19 August 2013@06:40:38.


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