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Headword: Ἄγριος
Adler number: alpha,359
Translated headword: Agrios, Agrius
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Proper name.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the adjective] agrios, [meaning] unsociable, not tame.
It is also used for an excess of evil.
Aelian [writes]: "he sent away the most savage of the bodyguards, took the woman, and defiled her by force as she was calling upon the goddess and lamenting."[2]
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] "Hades, savage craftsman".[3]
Greek Original:
Ἄγριος: ὄνομα κύριον. καὶ Ἄγριος, ἄμικτος, ἀνήμερος. λέγεται δὲ καὶ ἐπὶ κακίας ὑπερβολῇ. Αἰλιανός: ἀποστείλας τοὺς ἀγριω- τάτους τῶν δορυφόρων ἐξήρπασε τὴν γυναῖκα καὶ πρὸς βίαν ᾔσχυνε ποτνιωμένην καὶ θρηνοῦσαν. καὶ, ὁ ᾍδης, δημιουργὸς ἄγριος.
Notes:
See also alpha 360.
[1] e.g. that of a Giant and of a Centaur in Greek mythology.
[2] Aelian fr. 52c Domingo-Forasté (part of fr. 49 Hercher), on Pythagoras, tyrant of Ephesus.
[3] Sophocles, Ajax 1035; again under delta 436.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; military affairs; mythology; religion; tragedy; women
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 28 August 1998@16:42:37.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added headwords, note, keywords; cosmetics) on 13 February 2001@05:15:41.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 January 2012@08:40:04.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 2) on 29 January 2012@22:39:47.

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