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Headword: *kulw/neion a)/gos
Adler number: kappa,2673
Translated headword: Kylonian curse, Cylonian curse
Vetting Status: high
[Named] after Kylon.
When he fled to the [sc. altar of the] Erinyes the associates of Perikles the Athenian dragged him away and killed him.
Greek Original:
*kulw/neion a)/gos: a)po\ *ku/lwnos. o(\n katafugo/nta e)pi\ ta\s semna\s qea\s a)pospa/santes au)to\n oi( peri\ to\n *perikle/a to\n *)aqhnai=on a)pe/kteinan.
For this notorious episode in C7 BCE Athenian history -- here (and in the longer version in Apostolius 10.19) conflated with its reverberations two centuries later -- see pi 1179 and the notes there.
Keywords: biography; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 September 2001@04:40:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set ststus) on 25 October 2003@01:55:11.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 25 June 2004@08:35:08.
David Whitehead (expanded note; more keywords) on 27 March 2011@06:08:58.


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