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Headword: *dardaneu/s
Adler number: delta,69
Translated headword: Dardaneus, Dardanian
Vetting Status: high
The name of a people.[1] Also [sc. attested are] Dardanioi.[2]
Greek Original:
*dardaneu/s: o)/noma e)/qnous. kai\ *darda/nioi.
[1] Of Illyria. See generally OCD(4) 414.
[2] Possibly proffered as an alternative name for the foregoing, but strictly speaking the ancient Trojans (qua descendants of Dardanus, son of Zeus). See LSJ s.v.
Dardanioi is also a correct form of the (Illyrian) Dardanians who plagued Makedonia's northern borders for much of the pre-imperial period. Centred around Naissos/Naissus and later Skoupei/Scupi/Skopje.
Keywords: definition; geography; mythology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 19 July 2002@20:27:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords) on 4 September 2002@05:15:11.
Nicholas Fincher (Added note) on 15 July 2003@04:24:18.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 July 2011@09:12:23.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@03:50:04.


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