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Headword: Ὅμηρος
Adler number: omicron,253
Translated headword: Homer
Vetting Status: high
Son of Andromachus and Myro, a woman of Byzantium.[1] Grammarian and tragic poet; hence he was counted as one of the seven who hold the second rank among the tragic poets and were nicknamed the 'Pleiad'.[2] Floruit in the 124th Olympiad;[3] he wrote 45 tragedies.
Greek Original:
Ὅμηρος: Ἀνδρομάχου καὶ Μυροῦς Βυζαντίας, γραμματικὸς καὶ τραγῳδιῶν ποιητής: διὸ συνηριθμήθη τοῖς ἑπτά, οἳ τὰ δευτερεῖα τῶν τραγικῶν ἔχουσι καὶ ἐκλήθησαν τῆς Πλειάδος. ἤκμαζεν ὀλυμπιάδι ρκδ#. ἔγραψε δὲ τραγῳδίας με#.
RE Homeros(3); TrGF 98.
[1] mu 1464: Myro.
[2] See generally R.Pfeiffer, History of Classical Scholarship (Oxford 1968) 119, 160-1; and cf. alpha 1127, delta 1169, lambda 827, sigma 860.
[3] 284-281 BC.
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; tragedy; women
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 17 May 2002@22:56:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 September 2002@08:10:36.
Catharine Roth (added italics) on 15 October 2004@11:28:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 25 June 2013@06:53:00.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 5 February 2014@05:27:46.


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