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Headword: *sisu/feion
Adler number: sigma,489
Translated headword: Sisypheion, Sisyphos-shrine
Vetting Status: high
That of Sisyphos.
Also [sc. attested is the phrase] 'Sisypheian stone'.
Greek Original:
*sisu/feion: to\ tou= *sisu/fou. kai\ *sisu/feios li/qos.
For Sisyphos see sigma 490. The phrase "Sisypheian stone" alluded to his never-ending punishment, and was doubtless proverbial for any apparently endless and/or futile task. For the Sisyphos-shrine in Corinth, see Strabo 8.6.21 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; ethics; geography; mythology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 November 2001@08:37:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 1 November 2001@17:24:26.
David Whitehead on 30 July 2004@08:38:34.
David Whitehead on 29 December 2013@05:28:25.


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