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Headword: *telmissei=s
Adler number: tau,279
Translated headword: Telmisseis, Telmissians
Vetting Status: high
These men live in Caria, 60 stades away from Halicarnassus, according to Polemon.[1] But Telmissos[2] [is] a city in Lycia, [named] after Telmissos the son of Apollo and one of the daughters of Antenor [Author, Myth], with whom [Apollo] mated after changing [her] into a puppy, and hence made him a soothsayer; so [says] Dionysios in Foundations.[3]
Greek Original:
*telmissei=s: ou(=toi oi)kou=sin e)n *kari/a|, a)pe/xontes c# sta/dia *(alikarnassou=, w(s *pole/mwn. *telmisso\s de\ po/lis e)n *luki/a|, a)po\ *telmissou= tou= *)apo/llwnos kai\ mia=s tw=n *)anth/noros qugate/rwn, h(=| e)mi/gh ei)s sku/laka metabalw/n, dio\ kai\ teratosko/pon au)to\n e)poi/hsen: w(s *dionu/sios e)n *kti/sesi.
= Photius tau140 Theodoridis.
See also tau 276, tau 280.
[1] Polemon of Ilion fr. 35 FHG (and Preller).
[2] Telmessos, rather.
[3] Dionysios of Chalkis [Myth, Place] fr.4 FHG); cf. (but textually inferior) Apostolius 16.24.
Keywords: aetiology; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 October 2005@11:18:29.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 30 October 2005@11:37:13.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 31 October 2005@03:10:30.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@04:34:02.


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