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Headword: *)arguro/peza
Adler number: alpha,3797
Translated headword: silver-footed
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] she who has silver feet.[1] For pe/za [is] the foot.[2]
Also[3] [sc. attested is the phrase] 'silver-footed throne'. But the throne of Xerxes, which is also called prisoner-of-war, was dedicated in the Parthenon of Athena.[4]
Greek Original:
*)arguro/peza: h( a)rgurou=s po/das e)/xousa. pe/za ga\r o( pou=s. kai\ *)arguro/poda di/fron. o( *ce/rcou de\ di/fros, o(\s ai)xma/lwtos e)pekalei=to, a)ne/keito d' ei)s to\n *parqenw=na th=s *)aqhna=s.
[1] See generally LSJ s.v. (web address 1). Amongst the goddesses called this are Aphrodite and Artemis.
[2] This sentence is from the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.538 (web address 2), where the epithet is applied to Thetis; cf. pi 909.
[3] The source now becomes Harpokration s.v. a)rguro/pous di/fros, who also reports that this was the throne on which Xerxes sat as he watched the sea-battle (sc. of Salamis); cf. Herodotus 8.90 (web address 3).
[4] See e.g. Demosthenes 24.129 (web address 4).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@03:06:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 23 August 2002@09:37:27.
William Hutton (augmented notes, added links and keyword, set status) on 25 June 2003@04:14:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 June 2011@08:19:12.
David Whitehead on 10 April 2012@08:40:35.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@09:29:58.
Catharine Roth (corrected link) on 21 October 2015@11:53:55.


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