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Headword: *)albanoi/
Adler number: alpha,1090
Translated headword: Albanoi, Albani, Albanians
Vetting Status: high
The name of a nation of Gauls. They say that the land of these people is rich and good for producing crops and that it provides sweet wine aplenty.
Greek Original:
*)albanoi/: o)/noma e)/qnous *galatw=n. tou/twn fasi\ th\n gh=n eu)dai/mona kai\ karpou\s e)negkei=n ou)=san a)gaqh/n, oi)=non h(du\n kai\ polu\n e)/xousan.
See also under alpha 2330 (= sigma 10), kappa 929, kappa 1307, pi 2024. Probably refers not to present-day Albania but to a people who lived on the coast of the Caspian sea; cf. Strabo 11.14.1 (web address 1); Pliny, Natural History 6.38; and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Albania.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; botany; definition; food; geography
Translated by: William Hutton on 24 April 2001@13:54:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 10 June 2002@09:47:03.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 3 February 2012@04:28:15.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@04:11:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 29 March 2016@00:07:31.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 29 March 2016@00:11:49.


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