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Headword: *)amaimake/tou
Adler number: alpha,1542
Translated headword: irresistible, stubborn
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] inexhaustible.
In the Epigrams: "he dedicated the horns not torn apart, the support of a stubborn head."[1]
Greek Original:
*)amaimake/tou: a)kataponh/tou. e)n *)epigra/mmasi: ou) di/xa bu/rsas qh=ken a)maimake/tou krato\s e)/reisma ke/ra.
The headword adjective (on which see generally LSJ s.v.) is in the genitive singular, quoted from somewhere. It might be extracted from the quotation given but is more likely to come from Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus 176 (of fire), the scholia to which have the present gloss.
[1] Greek Anthology 6.115.5-6 (generally attributed to Antipater of Sidon), Philip of Macedon dedicates to Herakles the horns and hide of a bull he killed; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 27); (vol. II, 71-73); and further excerpts from this epigram at alpha 621, beta 529, delta 361, epsilon 2968, mu 580, and omicron 501. The hunter is generally identified as Philip V of Macedon (238-179 BCE; cf. phi 355 and OCD4 s.v. Philip(3)); cf. Gow and Page (vol. II, 72).
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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Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 4 August 2000@13:33:03.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 July 2002@03:40:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 13 February 2012@07:35:48.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 10 March 2012@23:30:01.
David Whitehead on 16 June 2015@03:53:36.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.1, added bibliography, added cross-references, added keywords) on 3 July 2021@12:13:34.
Ronald Allen (my typo n.1) on 4 July 2021@10:16:02.


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