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Headword: *)hlu/sion pedi/on
Adler number: eta,273
Translated headword: Elysian plain
Vetting Status: high
[The place] in which, amongst Greeks, the just dwell, going there after death; but those deserving of punishments go away [and dwell] in the Kokytos and the Pyriphlegethon. These [are] rivers: the Kokytos is very cold,[1] the Pyriphlegethon very hot.
Greek Original:
*)hlu/sion pedi/on: e)n w(=| oi( par' *(/ellhsi di/kaioi au)li/zontai, meta\ qa/naton e)kei=se e)leuso/menoi: oi( de\ kola/sewn a)/cioi e)n tw=| *kwkutw=| kai\ tw=| *puriflege/qonti a)peleu/sontai. potamoi\ de\ ou(=toi, o( me\n *kwkuto\s yuxro/tatos, o( de\ *puriflege/qwn qermo/tatos.
cf. ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 5.8.1-4.
See also eta 272, and generally OCD(4) s.v. Elysium.
[1] cf. kappa 1530, kappa 2230.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2005@03:45:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword, set status) on 3 August 2005@10:19:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 4 August 2005@01:58:05.
David Whitehead on 16 December 2012@06:08:57.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@06:06:38.
David Whitehead on 22 April 2016@11:07:54.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 August 2018@17:18:12.


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