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Headword: *pro/noia *)aqhna=
Adler number: pi,2535
Translated headword: Athena Pronoia, Athena ?Pronaia
Vetting Status: high
Some [sc. say that her statue was so-called] because it stood before [pro] the temple [naos] at Delphi; others because she foresaw that Leto would give birth.[1]
[Note] that God's pronoia ["providence"] works in three ways: by his dispensation, by his good will, by his condescension.[2]
Greek Original:
*pro/noia *)aqhna=: oi( me\n dia\ to\ pro\ tou= naou= tou= e)n *delfoi=s e(sta/nai au)th/n, oi( de\ o(/ti prou)no/hsen, o(/pws te/kh| h( *lhtw/. o(/ti h( tou= qeou= pro/noia kata\ trei=s tro/pous gi/netai: kat' oi)konomi/an, kat' eu)doki/an, kata\ sugxw/rhsin.
The first and principal part of this entry is also in Photius, Lexicon pi1268 (and similarly elsewhere), where Theodoridis has references on the Pronoia/Pronaia discrepancy; see also pi 2534.
For Athena Pronoia ('Athena of Foresight') see generally LSJ s.v. pronoia, III.
[1] For Leto, mother of Apollo and Artemis, see lambda 477.
[2] cf. gamma 271, omicroniota 71.
Keywords: aetiology; art history; Christianity; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 15 July 2002@00:41:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 15 July 2002@05:47:20.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 16 May 2011@11:08:07.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 25 November 2011@06:18:57.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@07:38:44.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 30 June 2014@08:19:41.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 30 June 2014@11:37:13.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 31 March 2016@01:32:42.


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