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Headword: *kleobouli/nh
Adler number: kappa,1718
Translated headword: Kleobouline, Cleobuline
Vetting Status: high
A woman of Lindos, daughter of Kleoboulos the sage.[1] She wrote poems, and riddles, and one puzzle that is recited about the year. This is its beginning: "one [is] the father, twelve [are] the sons, each of whom has thirty children."[2]
Greek Original:
*kleobouli/nh, *lindi/a, quga/thr *kleobou/lou tou= sofou=. e)/grayen e)/ph, kai\ gri/fous, kai\ to\ a)|do/menon ei)s to\n e)niauto\n ai)/nigma, ou(= h( a)rxh/: ei(=s o( path/r, pai=des de\ duw/deka, tw=n de\ e(ka/stw| pai=des tria/konta.
[1] See kappa 1719.
[2] cf. Diogenes Laertius 1.89, where however this line-and-a-half of hexameter verse is attributed to Kleoboulos himself (and ends "twice thirty daughters, some white, the others black"; that is, days and nights counted separately).
Keywords: biography; children; chronology; daily life; geography; imagery; poetry; proverbs; women
Translated by: Susan Shapiro on 9 July 1999@14:57:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 May 2001@07:38:57.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 November 2005@08:18:50.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword) on 24 November 2008@07:36:36.
David Whitehead (restored correct keywords) on 25 November 2008@02:59:47.
David Whitehead on 27 February 2013@07:58:40.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added a keyword) on 2 September 2019@02:35:44.


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