Suda On Line menu Search

Search results for iota,165 in Adler number:
Greek display:    

Headword: *(ierei/as e)nu/pnion
Adler number: iota,165
Translated headword: priestess's dream
Vetting Status: high
But others say it should rather be called Himeraia's dream. A certain old woman [named] Himeraia, so they say, thought she saw herself taken up into the heavens, and indeed as she entered the palace of Zeus she beheld a red-haired man bound with an iron chain, below the royal throne. When she asked who he was, she [seemed] to hear, "the scourge of Sicily." So much for the dream. But some time later, seeing Dionysius ruling as tyrant,[1] she told the dream to many and reported that he was the one she had seen. Dionysios was angered and put her to death.
Greek Original:
*(ierei/as e)nu/pnion: a)/lloi de/ fasi dei=n ma=llon *(imerai/as e)nu/pnion le/gesqai. *(imerai/a de\ grau=s tis w(/s fasin o(ra=n e(auth\n e)do/kei a)nagome/nhn ei)s ou)ranou/s: kai\ dh=ta e)lqou=san ei)s ta\ tou= *dio\s oi)kh/mata qea/sasqai a)/ndra purro\n dedeme/non a(lu/sei sidhra=|, u(po\ to\n basi/leion qro/non: puqome/nhn de\ ti/s ei)/h, o( a)la/stwr, a)kou=sai, th=s *sikeli/as. to\ me\n e)nu/pnion e)n tou/tw|. u(/steron de\ xro/nois i)dou=sa turannou=nta to\n *dionu/sion to/ te o)/nar polloi=s dihgh/sato kai\ au)to\n ei)=nai to\n teqeame/non a)ph/ggeilen: h(\n o)rgisqei\s a)pe/kteine *dionu/sios.
Also in other lexica (see the references at Photius iota49 Theodoridis), and cf. the headword phrase as a proverb: Appendix proverbiorum 3.25. Ultimately a fragment of tau 602, the Sicilian historian Timaeus of Tauromenium (FGrH 566 F29) preserved in the scholia to Aeschines 2.10 (which alludes to this episode of 'the priestess's dream' as one mentioned in the spoken version of Demosthenes 19).
The old woman Himeraia is cross-referenced at iota 346.
[1] On Dionysius I, tyrant of Sicily 406-368, see generally delta 1178.
Keywords: biography; daily life; dreams; historiography; history; imagery; politics; proverbs; religion; rhetoric; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 17 May 2006@01:09:58.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 17 May 2006@03:27:21.
David Whitehead (further expansion of primary note) on 17 May 2006@07:44:39.
David Whitehead (yet more for note, and consequential keywords) on 17 May 2006@08:43:09.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 9 January 2013@08:13:26.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 26 April 2016@04:44:57.


Test Database Real Database

(Try these tips for more productive searches.)

No. of records found: 1    Page 1

End of search