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Headword: *)iwni/a
Adler number: iota,494
Translated headword: Ionia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a land/territory [of that name].[1]
And 12 cities of Ionia, which Neleus son of Kodros settled. They are Androklos' Ephesos,[2] Miletos, Myous, Priene, Kolophon, Teos, Lebedos, Erythrai, Phokaia, Klazomenai, Chios, [and] Samos.[3] These Darius, as he marched against the Skythians, employed as guards upon the [river] Istros,[4] but made eunuchs of the most well-bred of them and concubines of their daughters.[5]
Greek Original:
*)iwni/a: xw/ra. kai\ *)iwni/as po/leis ib#, a(\s e)noiki/zei *nhleu\s o( *ko/drou. ei)si\ de\ *)/efesos *)andro/klou, *mi/lhtos, *muou=s, *prih/nh, *kolofw=n, *te/ws, *le/bedos, *)eruqrai/, *fw/kaia, *klazomenai/, *xi=os, *sa/mos. tau/tas *darei=os e)pi\ *sku/qas i)w\n au)toi=s fu/lacin e)pi\ tou= *)/istrou e)xrh/sato, e)ktomi/as de\ au)tw=n tou\s eu)genesta/tous e)poi/ei kai\ pallaka\s ta\s qugate/ras.
cf. iota 492.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Androklos, another son of Kodros, was held to be the founder of Ephesos; see e.g. Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Benna.
[3] cf. e.g. Aelian, Varia Historia 8.5 (without mention of Androklos).
[4] The Danube.
[5] On Darius and the Skythians see already delta 72 (end). The source of this particular sentence and its claims, however, is unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 13 October 2000@13:17:40.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (added keywords) on 13 October 2000@13:29:42.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 January 2001@06:01:22.
David Whitehead (tweaks; expanded n.1) on 31 July 2011@08:46:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 13 January 2013@09:06:29.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 1 April 2014@09:25:59.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 October 2014@23:18:16.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 April 2016@03:31:21.


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