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Headword: Euxeinos
Adler number: epsilon,3606
Translated headword: Euxine
Vetting Status: high
Name of a sea, the Pontus.[1]
Herodotus says: "for it is [...] the most wonderful of all seas."[2]
Greek Original:
Euxeinos: onoma pelagous, ho pontos. legei Hêrodotos: pelageôn gar hapantôn esti thaumasiôtatos.
[1] Likewise, variously, in other lexica. See generally OCD(4) 557, under "Euxine Sea", the present-day Black Sea; LSJ entry at web address 1; and cf. pi 2049.
[2] Herodotus 4.85.2 ("for it is by nature the most wonderful of all seas:" Greek text at web address 2), here with e)sti/ for Herodotus' pe/fuke.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography
Translated by: Cindy Whitcomb on 14 May 2002@12:19:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 15 May 2002@05:18:37.
Catharine Roth (fixed links) on 20 May 2002@12:06:44.
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference) on 1 August 2004@16:55:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 31 July 2011@05:07:04.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 10 November 2012@00:37:41.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@08:50:28.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 9 March 2016@09:02:22.


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