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Headword: Λάγος
Adler number: lambda,25
Translated headword: Lagos, Lagus
Vetting Status: high
Proper name.
[sc. It was he] who married Arsinoe, the mother of Ptolemaios the Saviour.[1] This Ptolemaios, not related to him at all, Lagos in fact exposed upon a bronze shield. And a story is current out of Macedonia that says an eagle used to visit [him] and, stretching down its wings while raising itself, protected him both from the direct ray of the sun and, whenever it rained, from heavy rain.[2] It would terrify the ordinary birds, tear apart quails, and offer their blood to him as food, like milk.[3]
Greek Original:
Λάγος: ὄνομα κύριον. ὃς Ἀρσινόην ἔγημε τὴν Πτολεμαίου τοῦ Σωτῆρος μητέρα. τοῦτον δὲ τὸν Πτολεμαῖον οὐδέν οἱ προσήκοντα ἐξέθηκεν ἄρα ὁ Λάγος ἐπ' ἀσπίδος χαλκῆς. διαρρεῖ δὲ λόγος ἐκ Μακεδονίας, ὃς λέγει ἀετὸν ἐπιφοιτῶντα καὶ τὰς πτέρυγας ὑποτείνοντα καὶ ἑαυτὸν αἰωροῦντα ἀποστέγειν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὴν ἄκρατον ἀκτῖνα, καὶ ὅτε ὕοι, τὸν πολὺν ὑετόν: τούς γε μὴν ἀγελαίους φοβεῖν ὄρνιθας, διασπᾶν δὲ ὄρτυγας καὶ τὸ αἷμα αὐτῷ παρέχειν τροφὴν ὡς γάλα.
cf. lambda 16.
[1] Ptolemy I Soter of Egypt, Alexander the Great’s successor (d. 282 BC).
[2] cf. alpha 963, alpha 965.
[3] This material = Aelian fr. 283 Domingo-Forasté (285 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; children; definition; food; geography; military affairs; trade and manufacture; women; zoology
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 14 July 2002@08:30:35.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2002@03:41:34.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaks) on 17 June 2011@09:19:50.
Catharine Roth (updated reference in note 3) on 7 September 2011@01:18:38.
David Whitehead on 27 March 2013@05:18:16.


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