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Headword: *gorgonei=on
Adler number: gamma,393
Translated headword: Gorgoneion
Vetting Status: high
Meaning a mask.[1] Also [sc. attested is] *Gorgo/hn, [the same as] *Gorgw/ ["Gorgon"].[2]
Greek Original:
*gorgonei=on: a)nti\ tou= proswpei=on. kai\ *gorgo/nh, h( *gorgw/.
cf. omicron 311 = phi 310.
[1] On the statue of Athena Polias in Athens: see e.g. Plutarch, Themistocles 10 (citing Cleidemus FGrH 323 F13).
[2] cf. already gamma 392.
Keywords: art history; definition; historiography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 16 July 2002@13:19:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 3 September 2002@06:06:23.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; another keyword; betacode) on 11 June 2012@03:28:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 16 September 2012@01:53:17.
David Whitehead on 29 September 2015@03:15:19.


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