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Headword: Amuklai
Adler number: alpha,1671
Translated headword: shoes
Vetting Status: high
A sort of ornament, which Empedocles had on his feet. For he had a golden wreath on his head and bronze amyklai[1] on his feet and Delphic fillets in his hands; and thus he went from city to city, wanting to hold his own reputation like that of a god. By night he cast himself into the craters of the fiery Etna,[2] but his sandal was thrown back up. He was called Kolusanemas ["wind-restrainer"], because he banished the many winds which were set against Akragas by placing hides of asses around the city.
Greek Original:
Amuklai: kosmion ti, hoper en posin eichen Empedoklês. eiche gar chrusoun stemma epi tês kephalês kai amuklas en tois posi chalkas kai stemmata Delphika en tais chersin: kai houtôs epêiei tas poleis, doxan peri hautou kataschein hôs peri theou boulomenos. hos erripsen heauton nuktôr eis tous kratêras tou Aitnaiou puros, hôs mê phanênai autou to sôma: tou sandaliou autou ekbrasthentos. ekaleito de Kôlusanemas, dia to pollous anemous epithemenous têi Akraganti, exelasai auton doras onôn perithenta têi polei.
A cut-down version of epsilon 1002 ("Empedocles").
[1] For the Spartan village of this name, see alpha 1672.
[2] cf. generally alphaiota 374, alphaiota 375, alphaiota 376.
Keywords: biography; clothing; definition; geography; philosophy; religion; science and technology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 24 March 2001@17:23:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 March 2001@05:29:20.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative cosmetics) on 18 July 2002@07:21:43.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 16 March 2010@04:34:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 16 February 2012@08:23:40.
David Whitehead on 19 June 2015@11:00:35.


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