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Headword: *qa/muris h)\ *qamu/ras
Adler number: theta,41
Translated headword: Thamyris or Thamyras
Vetting Status: high
A Thracian, from Edones, the city in Brinkoi;[1] son of Philammon[2] and Arsinoe, eighth epic poet before Homer; but according to others fifth; and some [say he came] from Odryse. This Thamyris was blinded because he insulted the Muses. A Theology in three thousand verses is attributed to him.
And he was the first to be passionate about a boy, called Hymenaios, the son of Kalliope and Magnes. But the Cretans say that a certain Talon was passionate about Rhadamanthys [sc. and was the first to be so].[3] Others [claim] Laios was passionate about Chrysippos, the son of Pelops, as the first [sc. object of such passion].[4] Others [assert] that it was the Italiotes, under campaigning duress, who invented this.[5] But the truth is that it was Zeus himself who was first passionate about Ganymede.[6]
Greek Original:
*qa/muris h)\ *qamu/ras, *qra=|c, e)c *)hdwnw=n, th=s e)n *bri/gkois po/lews, ui(o\s *fila/mmwnos kai\ *)arsino/hs, e)popoio\s o)/gdoos pro\ *(omh/rou: kata\ de\ a)/llous pe/mptos: oi( de\ a)p' *)odru/sshs. ou(=tos o( *qa/muris, e)peidh\ ei)s ta\s *mou/sas u(/brisen, e)phrw/qh. fe/retai de\ au)tou= *qeologi/a ei)s e)/ph trisxili/a. kai\ prw=tos h)ra/sqh paido\s *(umenai/ou tou)/noma, ui(ou= *kallio/phs kai\ *ma/gnhtos. oi( de\ *krh=ta/ fasi/ tina *ta/lwna *(radama/nquos e)rasqh=nai. oi( de\ *la/i+o/n fasin e)rasqh=nai prw/tou *xrusi/ppou, tou= *pe/lopos ui(ou=. oi( de\ *)italiw/tas prw/tous kat' a)na/gkhn stratei/as eu(re/sqai tou=to. kata\ de\ a)lh/qeian au)to\s o( *zeu\s prw=tos h)ra/sqh *ganumh/dous.
For Thamyris see Homer, Iliad 2.594-600; Apollodorus, Library 1.3; OCD(4) s.v.
[1] This means, broadly speaking, Thrace (cf. eta 103, eta 104), but "Brinkoi" (or "Brinka"?) is otherwise unattested and should, it has been suggested, perhaps be Brigoi/Brigoi (cf. Herodotus 7.73 and Steph.Byz, s.v. Briges).
[2] Philammon: phi 300.
[3] For Rhadamanthys see generally rho 12, rho 13. 'Talon' (the form is guaranteed by the Suda's accusative *Ta/lwna; Adler notes von Gutschmid's suggested emendation of it to *Ta/lwn (cf. under sigma 124), but a nominative *Ta/lwn is guaranteed by Hellenistic Cretan coins) is mentioned alongside Rhadamanthys in the spurious Minos attributed to Plato; there they are both assistants to Minos in his lawgiving. This is a rationalization of Talos as the intimidating man of bronze; see in brief OCD(4) s.v. Talos(1).
[4] For Laios and Chrysippos cf. Apollodorus, Library 3.4.
[5] i.e. love between adult males and boys.
[6] For Ganymede see under mu 1092.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; chronology; epic; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; medicine; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 May 2006@04:18:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 4 May 2006@11:16:05.
David Whitehead (added geographical note) on 5 May 2006@03:20:44.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 15 February 2008@06:48:05.
David Whitehead on 24 December 2012@05:21:09.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@06:35:56.
David Whitehead (expanded a note, at the prompting of Dr Nick Nicholas) on 24 December 2015@09:10:48.


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