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Headword: *pu/lai
Adler number: pi,3161
Translated headword: Pylai
Vetting Status: high
and Pylaia and Pylagoras. Pylai ['Gates'] is what they call the Thermopylai. They acquired this name because of the narrowness of this entrance for travellers from Thessaly into Phokis. But Pylaia was the name for the synod of the Amphictyones[1] at Pylai. Certain men used to be sent from the cities participating in the Amphictyony, and they were called Pylagorai.[2]
Greek Original:
*pu/lai kai\ *pulai/a kai\ *pulago/ras: *pu/lai me\n kalou=ntai ai( *qermopu/lai. e)klh/qhsan de\ ou(/tws dia\ to\ stenh\n ei)=nai tau/thn ei)/sodon a)po\ *qettali/as ei)s th\n *fwki/da poreuome/nois. *pulai/a de\ e)kalei=to h( ei)s ta\s *pu/las su/nodos tw=n *)amfiktuo/nwn. e)pe/mponto de\ e)k tw=n po/lewn tw=n metexousw=n th=s *)amfiktuoni/as tine/s, oi(/per e)kalou=nto *pulago/rai.
An abridgement of Harpokration s.v., where an array of sources are cited including Demosthenes and Aristophanes.
[1] cf. alpha 1735, alpha 1736.
[2] cf. pi 3158.
Keywords: aetiology; comedy; definition; geography; history; law; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@08:28:52.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (upped status) on 27 November 2003@09:58:19.
David Whitehead (more keywords; x-refs; cosmetics) on 27 November 2003@10:09:15.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement) on 16 April 2010@06:00:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 15 July 2011@10:06:28.
Catharine Roth (another cross-reference) on 26 December 2021@19:33:17.


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