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Headword: *)oro/ntas
Adler number: omicron,622
Translated headword: Orontas
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1] Also [sc. attested is] Orontes, a river [of that name].[2]
Greek Original:
*)oro/ntas: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *)oro/nths, potamo/s.
The neatness of this distinction is spoiled by omicron 624, q.v.
[1] That of a number of high-ranking Persians active in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE, e.g. the two mentioned in Xenophon, Anabasis; and see also e.g. Demosthenes 14.31.
[2] The main river of Syria; the present-day Nahr el-Asi. See generally OCD4 s.v..
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 September 2002@10:59:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 29 September 2002@23:56:12.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 June 2004@06:09:58.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@08:05:48.
David Whitehead on 18 July 2013@08:22:06.
David Whitehead on 6 August 2014@03:22:39.


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