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Headword: *ti/qrasos
Adler number: tau,579
Translated headword: Tithrasos, Tithras, Teithras
Vetting Status: high
A place in Libya.[1] And Aristophanes [writes]: "T(e)ithrasian Gorgons".[2] There the Gorgons used to live.[3] [sc. Named] from a wicked deme of Attica;[4] for they slander this deme as an evil-doing one.
Greek Original:
*ti/qrasos: to/pos th=s *libu/hs. kai\ *)aristofa/nhs: *gorgo/nes *tiqra/siai. e)/nqa ai( *gorgo/nes die/tribon. a)po\ dh/mou th=s *)attikh=s ponhrou=: diaba/llousi ga\r to\n dh=mon tou=ton w(s kakopra/gmona.
[1] On ancient Libya see generally OCD(4) s.v. Tithrasos was a place or river there, according to gamma 391 (which even more than the present entry goes firmly -- but wrongly, thanks to misunderstanding the passage from Aristophanes about to be cited -- for a Libya/Gorgons connection).
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 477 (web address 1); cf. tau 1124. "It is a fair inference from this passage that the women of that deme [see note 4 below] were popularly believed to be fierce and ugly" (K.J. Dover, Aristophanes Frogs, edited with an introduction and commentary) (Oxford 1993) 254).
[3] On Gorgons see generally gamma 390; OCD(4) s.v.
[4] (Present-day Pikermi.) J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 41; D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; ethics; geography; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 September 2000@09:08:06.
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