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Headword: *)amaqou=s
Adler number: alpha,1473
Translated headword: Amathous, Amathus
Vetting Status: high
A city of Cyprus.
Greek Original:
*)amaqou=s: po/lis *ku/prou.
OCD(4) s.v. (p.67). Location of a celebrated shrine of Aphrodite.
Also probably known as Kinyria and Nuria. The Semitic name (it was originally Phoenician) is given as 'Qarthadast' in the Barrington Atlas, although one would expect 'Hammath' from the Greek.
Keywords: definition; geography; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 June 2000@08:12:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 6 February 2001@07:22:02.
Nicholas Fincher (added comment) on 15 July 2003@00:49:03.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 August 2011@04:59:47.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@05:11:39.


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