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Headword: Tithênas
Adler number: tau,573
Translated headword: foster-mothers
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] nurses.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] tiqhnhth/r ["foster-father"]. "Much did your foster-father mourn, having heaped up dark dust with his man-slaying hands over his head."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] tiqh/nh ["nurse"].[3]
Greek Original:
Tithênas: trophous. kai Tithênêtêr. polla tithênêtêr ôlophurato chersin amêsas andromachois dnopheran kratos huperthe konin. kai Tithênê.
[1] Accusative plural(s); from the scholia to Homer, Iliad 6.132, where the headword occurs (referring to the nurses of the god Dionysos: web address 1). See also tau 575.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.241.3-4 (Antipater of Sidon), an elegy on a young Ptolemaic prince who died in an epidemic; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 20); and (vol. II, 54-5); and alpha 1578 and delta 1316, with varying readings. Find other extracts from this epigram at delta 102, epsilon 9, theta 525, and tau 454. See the note to alpha 1578 on the prince's possible identity.
[3] Addendum lacking, Adler reports, in mss AF.
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)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; medicine; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 March 2005@13:41:02.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2005@06:07:52.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 22 November 2005@09:46:55.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 22 November 2005@11:21:24.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 14 August 2011@06:52:07.
Catharine Roth (typp, upgraded link, added keyword) on 18 August 2011@22:30:49.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2014@06:00:49.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added keyword, added cross-references) on 14 October 2020@15:06:07.


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