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Headword: Loxias
Adler number: lambda,673
Translated headword: Loxias
Vetting Status: high
[Another name for] Apollo, he who sends out an oblique [loch/n] voice [i)/a/i)/an]; for he used to issue oracles obliquely; [e.g.] 'by crossing the Halys Croesus will destroy a great empire'. Or he who makes an oblique journey. For he is the same as the sun.[1]
"We should keep quiet, in case spite casts oblique looks at us and hits us with a harsh stone, according to Pindar."[2]
Greek Original:
Loxias: ho Apollôn, ho loxên ia apopempôn: loxôs gar emanteueto: Kroisos Halun diabas megalên archên katalusei. ê ho loxên poreian poioumenos. ho autos gar esti tôi hêliôi. sigan de chrê, mê loxois hêmas ommasin idôn ho phthonos trachei balêi lithôi, kata Pindaron.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 8. For the story of Croesus see Herodotus 1.53.3 (and 91.4 for his eventual realisation that the empire to fall was his own). As the god of the sun, Apollo could be identified with the sun.
[2] Aelian fr. 334 Domingo-Forasté (337 Hercher), alluding to Pindar, Olympians 8.55(73).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2006@07:03:32.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, augmented note, added keyword, set status) on 2 August 2006@21:51:14.
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