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Headword: *kerkuw/n
Adler number: kappa,1412
Translated headword: Kerkyon, Cercyon
Vetting Status: high
Name of a robber, who operated around Eleusis and compelled passers-by to wrestle with him.[1]
[Note] that what is now called Kerkyra used to be called Phaiakia, the land of the Phaiakians.[2]
Greek Original:
*kerkuw/n: o)/noma lh|stou=, o(/stis dih=ge peri\ th\n *)eleusi=na kai\ tou\s parerxome/nous h)na/gkaze palai/ein au)tw=|. o(/ti ta\ nu=n lego/mena *ke/rkura *faiaki/a to\ pro/teron e)kalei=to, xw/ra tw=n *faia/kwn.
[1] In Apollodorus, Library, epitome 3, Kerkyon is one of the six hazards of the Argos [Myth, Place]-to-Athens road disposed of by Theseus.
[2] Again at phi 150. "Kerkyra" is the present-day island of Corfu. For this as the Homeric Phaiakia (improbable) see OCD(4) s.v. Scheria.
Keywords: athletics; chronology; epic; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 July 2001@05:45:51.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 26 September 2003@19:32:13.
David Whitehead on 19 October 2003@08:51:33.
David Whitehead on 19 February 2013@05:39:38.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@06:35:20.


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