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Headword: *bibliafo/ros
Adler number: beta,273
Translated headword: book-carrier
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] letter-carrier.
"And he sends a book-carrier, advising [someone] not to be upset."[1]
Also, every writing is called a bibliaphoros.[2]
Greek Original:
*bibliafo/ros: grammatofo/ros. o( de\ pe/mpei bibliafo/ron mh\ qorubei=sqai parakeleuo/menos. kai\ pa=sa grafh\ bibliafo/ros le/getai.
Almost identical similar entry in ps.-Zonaras, but see n. 2 below.
See also epsilon 1572.
[1] Favuzzi [cited under alpha 1990] 55-56 points out the similarities between this and Diodorus Siculus 21.4.1, on Agathocles; there the key noun appears to be a)ggeliafo/ron ("news-carrier"), but it is only a modern conjecture.
[2] The corresponding entry in ps.-Zonaras (and another one generated by it) makes it clear that the point being made concerns spelling: bibliaphoros, not bibliophoros. (Even so, 'every writing' is an odd expression.)
Keywords: biography; definition; historiography; history
Translated by: Craig Gibson on 21 June 2003@13:37:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes; cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@03:18:23.
David Whitehead (modified and expanded n.1; more keywords) on 7 June 2010@08:39:01.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2012@07:16:53.
David Whitehead (more notes) on 20 September 2015@09:59:10.


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