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Headword: *(hraklh=s
Adler number: eta,476
Translated headword: Herakles, Heracles, Hercules
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
"Herakles possessed an aerial renown."[1] i.e. a large and celebrated one.
During the reign of Minos there appeared Herakles of Tyre, who discovered the dye of the so-called murex from [observing?] a dog bloodstained in the jaws and introduced it to Phoinix the king, who first wore purple.[2]
Greek Original:
*(hraklh=s: o)/noma ku/rion. *(hraklh=s a)e/rion kle/os e)/sxen. oi(=on me/ga kai\ peribo/hton. a)nefa/nh de\ e)pi\ *mi/nwos *(hraklh=s *tu/rios, o(\s eu(=re th\n bafh\n th=s kaloume/nhs kogxu/lhs a)po\ kuno\s ai(maxqe/ntos ta\s siago/nas kai\ prosh/gage *foi/niki tw=| basilei=, o(\s prw=tos e)fo/rese porfu/ran.
For Herakles see already eta 475 and again eta 477.
[1] Quotation unidentifiable. (As Adler notes, once attributed to Callimachus but no longer.) The adjective a)e/rios suggests a relationship with air, whether "high in the air" or "wide as the air" (see LSJ s.v. and alpha 559).
[2] cf. generally kappa 1901, phi 791, phi 792, phi 795, phi 799, phi 801.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; chronology; clothing; definition; mythology; poetry; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 July 2006@06:21:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 28 July 2006@20:57:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 30 July 2006@04:44:38.
David Whitehead on 19 December 2012@04:41:35.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, expanded note) on 14 September 2018@01:10:15.


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