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Headword: *ba/ttou si/lfion
Adler number: beta,186
Translated headword: Battos' silphium, Battus' silphium
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverbial phrase] in reference to those receiving rare honors. For the Cyrenaeans gave a special silphium to one of the Battoi, and on one side of the coin they stamped [a picture of] Ammon,[1] on the other [a picture of] silphium. The Ampeliotae in Libya dedicated a stalk of silphium at Delphi.
Greek Original:
*ba/ttou si/lfion: e)pi\ tw=n spani/ous tima\s lambano/ntwn. oi( ga\r *kurhnai=oi e(ni\ tw=n *ba/ttwn e)cai/reton e)/dosan to\ si/lfion, kai\ tou= nomi/smatos e)pi\ me\n qate/rou *)/ammwna, e)pi\ de\ qate/rou si/lfion e)tu/pwsan. oi( de\ e)pi\ *libu/hs *)ampeliw=tai ei)s *delfou\s a)ne/qesan kaulo\n silfi/ou.
For the headword phrase, from Aristophanes, see also beta 187. Its afterlife as a proverb generated other glosses besides the one given here; see e.g. Appendix Proverbiorum 1.50, Apostolius 15.49.
See also beta 185 (for Battos), sigma 422, sigma 423.
[1] For Ammon see generally alpha 1638.
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Translated by: Craig Gibson on 20 June 2002@15:52:34.
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