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Headword: *purgofo/ros
Adler number: pi,3203
Translated headword: tower-bearing
Vetting Status: high
[sc. An epithet of] Rhea.[1] In the Epigrams: "looking at the image of tower-bearing Rhea."[2] In the Epigrams: "he who first having towered up tragic thought and majestic song in sturdy eloquence, Aeschylus [...]".[3]
Greek Original:
*purgofo/ros: h( *(re/a. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: *(rei/hs purgofo/rou dei/kelon ei)soro/wn. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: o( tragiko\n fro/nhma kai\ o)fruo/essan a)oidh\n purgw/sas stibarh=| prw=tos e)n eu)epi/h|, *ai)sxu/los.
[1] rho 83.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.260.2; cf. delta 307. For the epithet cf. Lucian, de Syria dea 15, and delta 426 (Demeter).
[3] Greek Anthology 7.39.1-3. For 'towered up' see again pi 3204.
Keywords: biography; definition; imagery; meter and music; mythology; poetry; religion; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: Matthew Farmer on 24 March 2008@11:14:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 24 March 2008@11:23:03.
David Whitehead (augmented n.3) on 24 March 2008@11:41:35.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 24 March 2008@12:18:37.
David Whitehead on 24 October 2013@05:32:38.
David Whitehead (coding) on 25 May 2016@05:22:21.


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