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Headword: *)/afroi
Adler number: alpha,4655
Translated headword: Africans
Vetting Status: high
Name of a people; [i.e.] the Carthaginians. [Named] from Afros who was king of Libya, the son of Kronos out of Philyra.[1]
For where a)fro\s leuko/s ["white foam"] comes from, look under "snow".[2]
Greek Original:
*)/afroi: o)/noma e)/qnous: oi( *karxhdo/nioi. a)po\ *)/afrou tou= th=s *libu/hs basileu/santos, tou= ui(ou= *kro/nou, e)k *filu/ras gegono/tos. po/qen o( a)fro\s leuko/s, zh/tei e)n tw=| xiw/n.
[1] For Kronos and Philyra as parents of Cheiron the Centaur, see Apollodorus, Library 1.2.4.
[2] chi 317.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; definition; geography; mythology; science and technology; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2001@13:38:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note; cosmetics) on 6 June 2001@03:27:27.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 May 2012@09:31:48.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2015@07:48:42.


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