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Headword: *ki/oi
Adler number: kappa,1690
Translated headword: Kians, Cians
Vetting Status: high
[Kios is] an island, one of Kyklades, lying near Attica. Lysias called the island a city.[1] But frequently other orators, too, give the name of "city" to the islands.[2]
Greek Original:
*ki/oi: nh=sos me\n mi/a tw=n *kukla/dwn, parakeime/nh th=| *)attikh=|: po/lin de\ th\n nh=son *lusi/as e)ka/lesen. a)lla\ kai\ a)/lloi polla/kis tw=n r(hto/rwn ta\s nh/sous po/leis o)noma/zousin.
Abbreviated from Harpokration s.v. Keioi (sic - i.e. concerning Keos/Ceos, the authentic classical spelling of which has appeared under kappa 1476).
[1] Lysias fr. 96 Sauppe, now 109 Carey OCT.
[2] Harpok had in fact given examples not from oratory but from tragedy (Euripides, Ion 294 on Euboia) and comedy (Aristophanes, Peace 251 on 'Sicily' - implicitly Syracuse).
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; rhetoric; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 1 December 2000@06:56:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 7 October 2003@22:28:53.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note and keywords) on 8 October 2003@03:39:00.
David Whitehead (updated notes; tweaks) on 11 July 2011@05:51:15.


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