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Headword: *limhra/
Adler number: lambda,546
Translated headword: Limera
Vetting Status: high
"From Methone [he] putting in at Epidauros Limera."[1] Meaning poor.
Greek Original:
*limhra/. a)po\ *meqw/nhs e)n *)epidau/rw| th=| *limhra=| prossxw/n. a)nti\ tou= penixra=|.
This quotation is unidentifiable but, more importantly, the gloss on it is erroneous. Epidauros Limera, later Monemvasia, lay on the SE coast of Laconia (Peloponnese, Greece), far to the south of its better-known namesake Epidauros in the Argolid (epsilon 2278, epsilon 2279). Often the "Limera" suffix is used without explanation (e.g. Thucydides 4.58.2, 6.105.2; Pausanias 3.21.7, 3.23.6 & 10), but see Strabo 8.6.1 (web address 1): "Apollodorus observes that this city, because it has a good harbour [limen], was called limenera, which was abbreviated and contracted to limera, and its name changed". Modern scholarship accepts this (see LSJ s.v. limhro/s), so two senses of the word need to be distinguished: "well-harbored," as here, and "hunger-causing," as in lambda 547 (and lambda 548).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 December 2002@04:16:58.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics; set status) on 19 November 2003@15:59:14.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics) on 19 November 2003@16:10:04.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 20 November 2003@02:59:39.
David Whitehead on 19 April 2013@05:18:14.
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