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Headword: Elastrêtheis
Adler number: epsilon,747
Translated headword: driven
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he who was] forced, made to move. "Driven by the limb-stiffening snow of Zeus."[1]
Greek Original:
Elastrêtheis: biastheis, kinêtheis. Zanos elastrêtheis guiopagei niphadi.
The headword, evidently extracted from the epigram quoted, is aorist passive participle, masculine nominative singular, of e)lastre/w; cf. generally eta 194, where however it should be a different verb.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.219.6 (attributed to Antipater of Sidon), a Gallus takes shelter in a mountain cavern; again at zeta 19; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 33); (vol. II, 84-86); and further extracts from this extended epigram at alpha 1510, alpha 1828, alpha 4172, kappa 2544, lambda 869, sigma 299, and sigma 1723. The Galli (cf. gamma 41, gamma 42) were eunuch priests of the Phrygian goddess Kybele (kappa 2586).
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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Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 July 2006@19:57:32.
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