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Headword: *eu)meni/des
Adler number: epsilon,3581
Translated headword: Eumenides, Kindly Ones
Vetting Status: high
Aeschylus in Eumenides, speaking of the trial of Orestes, says that Athena soothed the Furies so as to end their hostility to Orestes, and named them Eumenides. There were three: Alekto, Mega[i]ra, Tisiphone.
Greek Original:
*eu)meni/des: *ai)sxu/los *eu)meni/sin, ei)pw\n ta\ peri\ th\n kri/sin th\n *)ore/stou fhsi/n, w(s h( *)aqhna= e)pra/u+ne ta\s *)erinnu/as, w(/ste mh\ xalepw=s e)/xein pro\s to\n *)ore/sthn, *eu)meni/das au)ta\s w)no/masen. ei)si\ de\ trei=s, *)alhktw/, *me/gara, *tisifo/nh.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., commenting in the first instance on their brief (collective) mention in Demosthenes 23.66 (web address 1).
See also epsilon 3580; and cf. epsilon 2994, epsilon 2995.
OCD(4) 535-6, s.v. Erinyes
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; ethics; law; mythology; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 November 2000@08:02:33.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 July 2003@21:52:48.
David Whitehead (added notes and more keywords) on 23 July 2003@03:03:13.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 July 2011@05:28:59.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@08:47:52.
David Whitehead on 8 March 2016@08:04:02.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 14 February 2018@02:23:04.


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