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Headword: Thumelê
Adler number: theta,555
Translated headword: sacrifice-place
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an altar. From qu/ein ['to sacrifice'].
"He both retired from Athena's war and established [Athena's] sacrifice-places."[1]
Greek Original:
Thumelê: ho bômos. apo tou thuein. ho de Athanas lêxas kai polemou kai thumelas etheto.
For this headword see also theta 556 (and cf. theta 557); also sigma 569.
[1] A garbling of Greek Anthology 6.46.3-4 (Antipater of Sidon): Pherenikos is offering his trumpet to Athena, now that he has done with war and sacrifice-places; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 12) and (vol. II, 35-36). Although conceding that it may nonetheless be a genuine dedication, Gow and Page note that (vol. II, 35) the dedicator's name ("brings victory to bear") might simply be too appropriate in juxtaposition with the consequent, ironic text. They speculate instead that the epigram could be an epideictic exercise on the part of the epigrammatist (ibid.).
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: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; imagery; military affairs; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: William Hutton on 25 February 2008@16:49:33.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; cosmetics) on 26 February 2008@04:01:42.
David Whitehead (modified n.1; another keyword) on 7 January 2013@05:35:43.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 20 March 2014@01:33:25.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 19 December 2018@10:59:30.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography) on 20 October 2020@21:42:57.


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