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Headword: *)anabolh/
Adler number: alpha,1812
Translated headword: deferral
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] pause.
Aelian [writes]: "Loxias[1] and Father Zeus voted for a deferral of death for Phalaris for two years, in return for the extra kindnesses he had shown to Chariton and Melanippos".[2]
Greek Original:
*)anabolh/: a)noxh/. *ai)liano/s: *loci/as de\ kai\ *zeu\s path\r a)nabolh\n qana/tou e)yhfi/santo *fala/ridi e)/th du/o, a)nq' w(=n h(me/rws *xari/twni kai\ *melani/ppw| proshne/xqh.
Notes:
[1] Apollo.
[2] Aelian fr. 46 Didot (= Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica 5.35). On Phalaris, tyrant of Akragas (in Sicily) in the C6 BCE, see phi 43 (where this extract reappears) and generally OCD(4) s.v. (p.1120). He was generally a byword for cruelty, so this episode was noted as being out of character. For the lovers Chariton and Melanippos see under alpha 2634, and the lavish narrative in Aelian, Varia Historia 2.4; also Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 13.602B (13.78 Kaibel).
References:
H.W. Parke and D.E.W Wormell, The Delphic Oracle (Oxford 1956) no. 327
J. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle (Berkeley 1978) 297, Q85
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; history; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 October 2000@08:28:24.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation and keywords; added note) on 13 October 2000@11:14:27.
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