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Headword: Κάδμος
Adler number: kappa,21
Translated headword: Kadmos, Cadmus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The Milesian, inventor of the alphabet.[1]
In an epigram of Zeno: "but if [your] fatherland [is] Phoenician, what reproach [is there]? It is also [the home of] that Cadmus, from whom Hellas has the written page."[2]
Greek Original:
Κάδμος: ὁ Μιλήσιος, εὑρετὴς τῶν γραμμάτων. ἐν ἐπιγράμματι Ζήνωνος: εἰ δὲ πάτρα Φοίνισσα, τίς ὁ φθόνος; ὃν καὶ ὁ Κάδμος κεῖνος, ἀφ' οὗ γραπτὰν Ἑλλὰς ἔχει σελίδα.
Notes:
[1] cf. kappa 22.
[2] Diogenes Laertius 7.30 (= Greek Anthology 7.117.5-6); an epigram about Zeno (a Cypriot), by Zenodotus.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; philosophy; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 12 February 2002@19:14:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and keywords) on 13 February 2002@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 18 January 2013@04:45:32.
Catharine Roth (coding, tweak) on 20 January 2013@01:48:42.

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