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Headword: *(/arma
Adler number: alpha,3963
Translated headword: Harma
Vetting Status: high
A place in Attica. And [there is] a proverb: "whenever [lightning] flashes through Harma." In reference to things which take a long time to happen.
Greek Original:
*(/arma: to/pos th=s *)attikh=s. kai\ paroimi/a: o(/tan di' *(/armatos a)stra/yh|. e)pi\ tw=n xroni/ws ginome/nwn.
Harma, in the mountains between Attica and Boiotia (Strabo 9.2.11 calls it "in Boiotia"), was a place where lightning-omens were watched for; the proverb from it (besides Strabo loc.cit. see Plutarch, Moralia 679C) thus meant seldom if ever.
Keywords: daily life; definition; geography; proverbs; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 29 July 2001@08:38:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note) on 30 July 2001@03:38:40.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 25 August 2002@06:05:57.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 2 August 2011@09:33:18.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 February 2015@23:56:57.


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