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Headword: *)alkmaioni/dai
Adler number: alpha,1292
Translated headword: Alkmaionidai, Alkmeonidai, Alcmaeonidae, Alcmeonids
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. The name of] certain illustrious men in Athens, [named] from Alkmaion, the one [who lived] during the time of Theseus.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] "of Aktaionid [ones]",[2] [singular] of an Aktaionid [one]; "you are one of [the] Aktaionid whelps." In the Epigrams.[3]
Greek Original:
*)alkmaioni/dai: lamproi/ tines *)aqh/nh|sin, a)po\ *)alkmai/onos, tou= kata\ *qhse/a. kai\ *)aktaiwni/dwn, *)aktaiw/nidos: tw=n *)aktaioni/dwn e)ssi\ mi/a skula/kwn. e)n *)epigra/mmasi.
Notes:
See already the preceding entry, alpha 1291.
[1] So too in Hesychius. Modern scholarship, though, doubts such early origins: see e.g. J.K. Davies, Athenian Propertied Families 600-300 BC (Oxford 1971) 369.
[2] Genitive plural, presumably extracted from the quotation which follows; in any event, unrelated to the headword.
[3] Greek Anthology 7.206.2; cf. already alpha 1034, and again alpha 2175. (In mythology Aktaion was torn apart by his own hunting-dogs after he had seen the goddess Artemis bathing.)
Keywords: aetiology; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; mythology; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 May 2000@15:10:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added notes and keywords) on 2 February 2001@09:39:25.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 February 2012@09:26:00.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 February 2012@00:13:15.
David Whitehead on 9 June 2015@02:43:27.

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