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Headword: *sto/ma
Adler number: sigma,1133
Translated headword: mouth
Vetting Status: high
[sc. Another term for] the voice amongst the ancients. Homer [writes]: "war's mouth."[1]
And elsewhere: "[Titus] made a stand and, striking the aggressors mouth to mouth, killed [them]."[2] That is, face to face.
Greek Original:
*sto/ma: h( fwnh\ para\ toi=s palaioi=s. *(/omhros: pole/mou sto/ma. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ a)nqi/statai kai\ kata\ sto/ma pai/wn biazome/nous a)nh/|rei. toute/sti kata\ pro/swpon.
[1] An approximation of Homer, Iliad 10.8 (ptole/moio me/ga sto/ma). Cited in the scholia to Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus 132; cf. epsilon 3793.
[2] The quotation (not identified by Adler but identifiable via the TLG) comes from Josephus, Jewish War 5.89 (web address 1). See on this Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II p.LXXXVI.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; historiography; history; imagery; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: Amanda Aponte on 15 September 2009@11:56:54.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 September 2009@04:02:48.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 16 September 2009@18:54:49.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 August 2011@09:32:22.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 11 October 2011@05:40:48.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 13 April 2022@01:24:33.


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