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Headword: Ὦχος
Adler number: omega,283
Translated headword: Okhos, Ochos, Ochus; Mokhos, Mochos, Mochus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A philosopher among Phoenicians, [likewise] Zamolxis[1] among Thracians, Atlas among Libyans.
Greek Original:
Ὦχος, φιλόσοφος παρὰ Φοίνιξι, Ζάμολξις παρὰ Θρᾳξίν, Ἄτλας παρὰ Λίβυσιν.
Notes:
From the list of proto-philosophers in Diogenes Laertius 1.1: '[they say that] Mokhos [sic] was a Phoenician, and Zalmoxis a Thracian, and Atlas a Libyan'. This version of the name is adequately corroborated elsewhere (e.g. Josephus, Jewish Antiquities 1.107), but no Suda ms has it.
[1] On Zamolxis or Salmoxis, a god of the Thracian tribe known as the Getai, who in some legends was originally a mortal and the freed slave of Pythagoras, see Herodotus 4.94-96 (web address 1); Strabo 7.3.5. See also zeta 17 and pi 3120.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; mythology; philosophy; religion
Translated by: John Hyland on 23 May 2000@13:27:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keyword) on 18 March 2002@21:49:46.
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added primary note) on 11 July 2003@06:23:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords; raised status) on 4 November 2013@06:03:35.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 13 February 2015@07:49:45.

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