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Headword: *)are/qousa
Adler number: alpha,3821
Translated headword: Arethousa, Arethusa
Vetting Status: high
A spring on the island of Sicily,[1] into which flows [the] Alpheus,[2] a river of[3] the Arcadian city [of that name], reaching open water through the Adriatic Sea and mingling in no way with the brine, as if [it were] the beloved of such a spring.[4]
Greek Original:
*)are/qousa: phgh\ kata\ th\n nh=son *sikeli/as, e)n h(=| ei)sba/llei *)alfeio\s, potamo\s th=s *)arkadikh=s po/lews, duo/menos dia\ th=s *)adria/dos qala/sshs to\ pe/lagos kai\ mhdamw=s th=| a(lmuri/di mignu/menos, w(s a)\n th=s toiau/ths phgh=s e)rw/menos.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras. See already at alpha 1449.
[1] This spring actually comes up on a small island off the southeast Sicilian coast, Ortygia, upon which the Old City of Syracuse was established (Barrington Atlas map 47 grid G4).
[2] Also, the River Alpheios (alpha 1448), the longest river in the Peloponnese.
[3] Meaning: taking its name from.
[4] Hydrologically and chemically impossible, but for the mythological account see Pausanias 5.7.2ff (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; imagery; mythology; science and technology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 July 2001@13:28:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 July 2001@04:54:33.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 11 April 2012@04:40:37.
Ronald Allen (added map note, partitioned notes, added link, added keywords) on 20 April 2018@23:06:35.
Ronald Allen (repaired link) on 20 April 2018@23:10:48.


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