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Headword: *mousai=os
Adler number: mu,1294
Translated headword: Mousaios, Musaeus
Vetting Status: high
An Eleusinian from Athens, son of Antiphemos, son of Euphemos, son of Ekphantos, son of Kerkyon -- he whom Theseus conquered[1] -- and his wife Helen;[2] epic poet, student of Orpheus,[3] but rather older; for he flourished during the time of the second Kekrops and wrote Advice to his son Eumolpos[4] in 4000 verses;[5] and a great deal else.
Greek Original:
*mousai=os, *)eleusi/nios e)c *)aqhnw=n, ui(o\s *)antifh/mou, tou= *eu)fh/mou, tou= *)ekfa/ntou, tou= *kerkuw=nos, o(\n katepole/mhsen o( *qhseu/s, kai\ *(ele/nhs gunaiko/s: e)popoio/s, maqhth\s *)orfe/ws, ma=llon de\ presbu/teros: h)/kmaze ga\r kata\ to\n deu/teron *ke/kropa kai\ e)/grayen *(upoqh/kas *eu)mo/lpw| tw=| ui(w=| e)/ph #22d#. kai\ a)/lla plei=sta.
See generally OCD4, under Musaeus(1).
[1] See theta 364.
[2] An Aristophanic scholiast gives her name as Selene.
[3] Figures named Orpheus own several entries in the Suda, from omicron 654 to omicron 660.
[4] Other traditions make Eumolpus the father.
[5] Adler originally printed this number as '4', but corrected it.
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 21 May 2002@22:16:37.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@00:45:43.
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@03:23:37.
David Whitehead on 27 May 2013@07:41:32.
David Whitehead on 3 February 2014@06:49:36.
David Whitehead (another note) on 2 April 2014@09:37:05.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@09:03:58.


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