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Headword: Kadmos
Adler number: kappa,21
Translated headword: Kadmos, Cadmus
Vetting Status: high
The Milesian, inventor of the alphabet.[1]
In an epigram of Zeno: "but if [your] fatherland [is] Phoenician, what reproach [is there]? It is also [the home of] that Cadmus, from whom Hellas has the written page."[2]
Greek Original:
Kadmos: ho Milêsios, heuretês tôn grammatôn. en epigrammati Zênônos: ei de patra Phoinissa, tis ho phthonos; hon kai ho Kadmos keinos, aph' hou graptan Hellas echei selida.
[1] cf. kappa 22.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.30 (= Greek Anthology 7.117.5-6); an epigram about Zeno (a Cypriot; from Citium (Kition), a Phoenician city on the island's southeast coast; cf. kappa 1684, kappa 1685), by Zenodotus. On this eulogy for the founder of philosophical Stoicism (cf. zeta 79), see Gow and Page, vol. I (198-199), vol. II (557-558), and another extract at alpha 4387.
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)
Keywords: aetiology; biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2002@19:14:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 13 February 2002@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 18 January 2013@04:45:32.
Catharine Roth (coding, tweak) on 20 January 2013@01:48:42.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 23 July 2022@18:35:19.


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