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Headword: *)afrikano/s
Adler number: alpha,4648
Translated headword: Africanus
Vetting Status: high
[sc. The name is connected with] Carthage, which is called both Africa and Bursa,[1] having ruled the Libyan people dwelling in the area for 700 years after the first resettlement, was destroyed.[2] Scipio [Aemilianus] took the same surname Africanus from his grandfather Scipio Africanus and was then so called because of his virtue and the similarity of their successes.[3]
Greek Original:
*)afrikano/s: *karxhdw\n, h( kai\ *)afrikh\ kai\ *bu/rsa legome/nh, meta\ to\n prw=ton a)noikismo\n krath/sasa e)/th y# tw=n perioi/kwn *libu/wn a)nh/|rhto. *skipi/wn de\ au)th\n *skipi/wni tw=| *)afrikanw=| pa/ppw| labw\n e)pi/klhn *)afrikano\s to\ e)nteu=qen dia/ te th\n a)reth\n kai\ to\ tw=n katorqwma/twn o(moio/tropon e)pwnoma/sqh.
cf. Eutropius, Breviarium 4.12.
[1] See also beta 593 (end) and kappa 444, cf. kappa 445. None of these entries actually explain the name Bursa ('Hide'). For that, one must turn to (e.g.) Appian, Libyca 3-5: Bursa, the earliest citadel at Carthage, was allowed to occupy as much land as could be encompassed by the hide of a bull (a niggardly allocation, evaded by cutting it into strips).
[2] In 146 BCE. The calculation is evidently made from (trad.) 814/3, when Carthage was founded by a "resettlement" from Tyre (in Phoenicia).
[3] For Scipio cf. sigma 616, and generally (on both him and his grandfather) OCD(4) pp.381-2.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; chronology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 June 2001@10:53:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 7 June 2001@04:15:16.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 9 November 2005@12:13:37.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1) on 10 November 2005@06:11:13.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 May 2012@09:09:34.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@04:54:32.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@07:43:36.


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