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Headword: *)akh/lhton
Adler number: alpha,864
Translated headword: inexorable
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning one who/which is] implacable, harsh.[1]
In the Epigrams about Orpheus: "who even charmed with his lyre the heavy intent and inexorable wrath of cruel Klymenos."[2]
Greek Original:
*)akh/lhton: a)/qelkton, a)phnh=. e)n *)epigra/mmasi peri\ *)orfe/ws: o(\s kai\ a)meili/ktoio baru\ *klume/noio no/hma kai\ to\n a)kh/lhton qumo\n e)/qelce lu/ra|.
[1] Similarly already in Hesychius alpha2370. The headword, masculine accusative singular of this adjective (as the Suda's second gloss, not in Hesychius, shows), is evidently quoted from somewhere; perhaps, though not demonstrably, the epigram quoted. For the glossing cf. also the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 10.329, where a)kh/lhtos occurs.
[2] Greek Anthology 7.9.7-8 (Damagetus, Damagetos), on the tomb of Orpheus; cf. kappa 1843, where this quotation reappears; Gow and Page, vol. I (77) and vol. II (224-225); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 3117, alpha 3204, and pi 2515. Klymenos ("Renowned") is a euphemistic epithet for Hades, whom Orpheus persuaded to release Eurydice.
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; ethics; meter and music; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 November 2000@23:07:28.
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David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keywords; cosmetics) on 15 June 2001@07:38:49.
David Whitehead on 15 June 2001@07:40:40.
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Catharine Roth (coding) on 28 January 2012@00:41:49.
David Whitehead on 11 May 2015@10:17:29.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 23 January 2019@20:31:08.


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