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Headword: *sa/mh
Adler number: sigma,75
Translated headword: Same, Samê
Vetting Status: high
A kind of Samian misfortune. For the Athenians tattooed those Samians they captured, and after that the Samians [did it to] the Athenians.
Greek Original:
*sa/mh: ei)=dos pa/qous *samiakou=. perie/stican ga\r oi( *)aqhnai=oi tou\s a(lo/ntas *sami/wn, meta\ de\ tau=ta oi( *sa/mioi tou\s *)aqhnai/ous.
The entry alludes to the siege of Samos in 440-439 BCE (Thucydides 1.115-17; Plutarch, Pericles 24–8, especially 26.4); cf. sigma 77 (end), tau 142. See generally Shipley 116-117.
Each side used its own civic emblem as the tattoo: the Samians their Samaina ship (Shipley 81), the Athenians their owl (gamma 279).
G. Shipley, A History of Samos 800-188 BC (Oxford, 1987)
Keywords: art history; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 10 July 2003@01:53:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 July 2003@03:42:59.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 16 August 2011@07:48:51.


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