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Headword: Λίνος
Adler number: lambda,568
Translated headword: Linos, Linus
Vetting Status: high
Of Chalcis,[1] [son] of Apollo and Terpsichore, but others [say] of Amphimaros and Ourania, others of Hermes and Ourania. This man is said to have been the first to bring the alphabet from Phoenicia to the Greeks.[2] He is also said to have been Heracles' teacher of letters, and the first leader of lyric song.[3]
Greek Original:
Λίνος, Χαλκιδεύς, Ἀπόλλωνος καὶ Τερψιχόρης, οἱ δὲ Ἀμφιμάρου καὶ Οὐρανίας, οἱ δὲ Ἑρμοῦ καὶ Οὐρανίας. λέγεται δὲ πρῶτος οὗτος ἀπὸ Φοινίκης γράμματα εἰς Ἕλληνας ἀγαγεῖν, γενέσθαι δὲ καὶ Ἡρακλέους διδάσκαλος γραμμάτων καὶ τῆς λυρικῆς μούσης πρῶτος γενέσθαι ἡγεμών.
See generally OCD(4) 843; and cf. lambda 570.
[1] On the island of Euboea.
[2] But see gamma 416, kappa 21, kappa 22, phi 787, with different versions of the introduction of the alphabet.
[3] cf. Pausanias 9.29.6-9 (web address 1); see also epsilon 935.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: aetiology; biography; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; meter and music; mythology; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 13 February 2002@14:18:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords cosmetics) on 14 February 2002@03:06:14.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaking) on 19 April 2013@06:11:53.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 19 April 2013@09:39:07.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 5 August 2014@03:44:12.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 19 January 2017@01:57:07.


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