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Headword: *)alkh/entas
Adler number: alpha,1278
Translated headword: mighty
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning them who are] stout, strong.[1] "[O] Artemis who was assigned bows and mighty arrows."[2]
Greek Original:
*)alkh/entas: eu)rw/stous, dunatou/s. *)/artemi to/ca laxou=sa kai\ a)lkh/entas o)i+stou/s.
[1] The headword adjective is accusative plural, presumably extracted from the quotation given.
[2] Greek Anthology 6.277.1 (Damagetos), the Ptolemaic princess Arsinoe's dedication to Artemis; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 76-77), (vol. II, 224), and another extract from this epigram at pi 1787. The adjective a)lkh/eis is attested in the Homeric Hymns, Pindar, and late epic. Gow and Page identify (ibid.) the princess as Ptolemy Euergetes's daughter, who had been present with her brother at the battle of Raphia (Barrington Atlas map 70 grid E3) in 217 BCE; cf. Polybius 5.79-87 (web address 1).
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
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Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 June 2000@12:59:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords; cosmetics) on 1 February 2001@07:01:50.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 24 June 2002@04:37:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 February 2012@06:14:29.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 27 March 2012@01:34:28.
David Whitehead on 27 March 2012@03:20:01.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 7 June 2015@00:34:07.
David Whitehead on 7 June 2015@10:26:17.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 7 June 2015@21:13:57.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography, added cross-reference, added keywords, added link) on 25 October 2021@15:15:05.


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