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Headword: Datos
Adler number: delta,92
Translated headword: Datos, Datus, Daton, Datum
Vetting Status: high
A city of Thrace, exceptionally well-favored. From it comes the proverb: "Datos of good things". This city and the adjacent territory[1] have names in both feminine and masculine.
Greek Original:
Datos, polis Thraikês, sphodra eudaimôn. aph' hês kai hê paroimia: Datos agathôn. tautên de tên polin kai tên parakeimenên chôran kai thêlukôs kai arsenikôs onomazousin.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., citing various historians (Ephorus, Theopompus, Philochorus) who mention it. See already delta 91. The neuter form, Daton, actually seems to be the most authentic.
Although originally Thrakian, the town was within the Makedonia of Philip II and later.
[1] Barrington Atlas map 51 grid B3 shows the general Daton region, but does not identify a town location.
N.G.L. Hammond and G.T. Griffith, A History of Macedonia vol.2 (Oxford 1979) 234-5
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 October 2000@07:26:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 September 2002@05:44:45.
Nicholas Fincher (added comment) on 15 July 2003@04:29:00.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 July 2011@08:25:32.
Ronald Allen (Added map note) on 14 February 2018@22:07:20.


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