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Headword: *)amfi/polis
Adler number: alpha,1754
Translated headword: Amphipolis
Vetting Status: high
It is a polis of Thrace; it was previously called Nine Ways. Some say[1] that it was named Amphipolis [literally: "Around-City"] because the site had people living round it.
Amphipolis declines *)amfipo/lews [in the genitive case].
Greek Original:
*)amfi/polis: po/lis e)sti\ th=s *qra/|khs: pro/teron de\ *)enne/a o(doi\ e)kalei=to. fasi\ de/ tines au)th\n *)amfi/polin w)noma/sqai dia\ to\ perioikei=sqai to\n to/pon. *)amfi/polis *)amfipo/lews kli/netai.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry generated by the appearance of this toponym in Antiphon fr. 26 Sauppe; also cited are Androtion (FGrH 324 F23) and Marsyas.
[1] Marsyas of Pella (FGrH 135/6 F12), according to Harpok.
OCD(4) p.73
Keywords: chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 October 2000@08:58:37.
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Catharine Roth (added link) on 27 July 2002@11:45:12.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 30 July 2002@03:06:37.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 27 June 2011@05:56:11.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 4 March 2012@01:24:21.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@05:38:43.
Catharine Roth (tweaked betacode) on 24 June 2015@21:24:01.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2015@02:59:38.


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