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Headword: Dnopheron
Adler number: delta,1316
Translated headword: dark, murky
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning something] black, shadowy.[1]
"He lamented pouring dark dust on his head with his man-slaying hands."[2]
Greek Original:
Dnopheron: melan, skoteinon. ôlophurato chersin amêsas androphonois dnopheran kratos huperthe konin.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 9.15 and 16.4, where the neuter nominative/accusative singular headword occurs (of water).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.241.3-4 (Antipater of Sidon); an elegy on a young Ptolemaic prince who perished in an epidemic; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 20), (vol. II, 54-5), and alpha 1578 and tau 573, with different readings. See additional extracts from this epigram at delta 102, delta 1316, epsilon 9, theta 525, and tau 454. The lamentation ritual of the prince's tutor here resembles that of Achilles, who poured dark dust over his head after the death of Patroclus; cf. Iliad 18.23 (web address 1) and Gow and Page (vol. II, 55). On the prince's identity see alpha 1578 notes.
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)
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Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 3 March 2005@00:16:13.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 March 2005@03:43:14.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 5 March 2005@13:32:03.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 5 March 2005@13:33:40.
David Whitehead on 15 July 2012@09:26:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 November 2015@07:55:30.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references, added link) on 9 October 2020@22:36:08.


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