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Headword: Ἀσκανία
Adler number: alpha,4160
Translated headword: Askania, Ascania
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A lake in Nicaea.
Greek Original:
Ἀσκανία: λίμνη ἐν Νικαίᾳ.
Notes:
Askania/Askania was a large freshwater lake in Bithynia, on whose eastern shore stood the city of Nicaea; Barrington Atlas map 52 grid E4; cf. Strabo 12.4.5 & 8, 14.5.29.
It was also a territory closely related to Phrygia, providing one of the Phrygian leaders in the Trojan War (according to the "Trojan Catalog," Homer, Iliad 2.862-63; cf. Lexikon des frühgriechischen Epos I (fasc.8) 1403-04). In the Aeneid the hero's son is named Ascanius. The name is probably Thraco-Phrygian.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 March 2002@20:12:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 March 2002@07:19:49.
Robert Dyer (Added to note, added keyword.) on 21 March 2002@15:41:49.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 2 August 2011@10:21:33.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 15 December 2014@16:09:23.

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