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Headword: *xruso\s *kolofw/nios
Adler number: chi,582
Translated headword: Colophonian gold, Kolophonian gold
Vetting Status: high
The Colophonians[1] worked the finest gold; Colophonian gold, they say, is far superior to any other.[2] Perhaps Lydians exiled from their own country took possession of the gold-mines around Thrace and [the river] Strymon with certain Ionians and were eager for the gold.
Interpretation of a dream: by gaining gold you will fail to achieve the things you desire.[3]
Greek Original:
*xruso\s *kolofw/nios: oi( *kolofw/nioi to\n ka/lliston xruso\n ei)rga/santo: kai\ ga\r polu/ fasi paralla/ttein tou= a)/llou to\n *kolofw/nion xruso/n. kai\ ta/xa i)/sws oi( e)kpeso/ntes th=s oi)kei/as *ludw=n ta\ peri\ *qra/|khn kai\ *strumo/na xru/seia kate/sxon me/talla su/n tisin *)iw/nwn kai\ e)spou/dasan peri\ to\n xruso/n. lu/sis o)nei/rou: xruso\n kratw=n a)/praktos w(=n qe/leis e)/sh|.
The headword phrase is proverbial.
[1] cf. kappa 1956.
[2] Apostolius 18.37, etc.
[3] From the dream-interpretations, in verse, attributed to Astrampsychus (alpha 4251).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 January 2004@10:10:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 10 January 2004@19:38:46.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 6 August 2004@05:23:05.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 September 2005@09:13:35.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@05:04:50.


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