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Headword: *(ermw/nac
Adler number: epsilon,3049
Translated headword: Hermonax
Vetting Status: high
"Hermonax succeeded when with the fisherman's art he took[1] his net, fishy [sc. with fish in it] from the sea, for another cast."
Greek Original:
*(ermw/nac d' e)ki/xanen, o(/te griphi/+di te/xnh| ei(=le to\n e)k pela/gous i)xquo/enta bo/lon.
There is no way of associating this Hermonax with any of those known to us. The citation is from an epigram generally considered to be by Antipater of Sidon (Greek Anthology 6.223) and has already been given at gamma 456 (cf. gamma 457, gamma 458) to illustrate the use of this adjective for net-fishing. See also Gow and Page (vol. I, 28); (vol. II, 74-75); and further extracts from this epigram at alpha 1732, omicron 521, pi 1426, and xi 15. Antipater of Thessalonica mentions another Hermonax again at Greek Anthology 9.302, and the name recurs in the epigrams of others (9.548, 10.10). Meter requires the name to be spelled with omega, as at gamma 456; but the alphabetization here implies an omicron, which Adler prints.
[1] Here ei(=le; ei(=lke at gamma 456.
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: daily life; food; poetry; zoology
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 16 October 2001@06:40:00.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 11 September 2002@07:58:46.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note) on 20 May 2003@07:12:14.
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 5 January 2008@01:23:47.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2012@09:17:08.
Ronald Allen (expanded & tweaked n.2, added bibliography, added cross-references) on 13 July 2021@15:59:58.
Ronald Allen (added cross-reference) on 13 July 2021@16:03:07.


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