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Headword: *kuno/shmon
Adler number: kappa,2723
Translated headword: Kynosemon, Cynosemon, Kynossema
Vetting Status: high
A place in the Cherronesos,[1] where a story [has it that] Hekabe was taken as a prisoner-of-war after the capture of Troy, and ended her life by casting herself down into the sea.[2]
Greek Original:
*kuno/shmon. xwri/on th=s *xerronh/sou, e)/nqa lo/gos th\n *(eka/bhn meta\ th\n *)ili/ou a(/lwsin a)gome/nhn ai)xma/lwton, kata\ th=s qala/tths e(auth\n a)fei=san teleuth=sai to\n bi/on.
See e.g. Euripides, Hecuba 1265-73 (web address 1); Diodorus Siculus 13.40.6; Strabo 7.55(56) (web address 2); and cf. already kappa 2722.
[1] The peninsula which forms the European shore of the Hellespont straits (Dardanelles). See chi 215.
[2] Kynossema - - present-day Kilitbahir village, which is right across from Canakkale.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; military affairs; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2001@04:00:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 28 October 2003@01:23:18.
Catharine Roth on 28 October 2003@01:23:55.
David Whitehead (more keywords; typo) on 28 October 2003@03:09:11.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (added note) on 29 September 2008@04:41:30.
David Whitehead on 22 March 2013@05:26:57.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 11 March 2020@01:27:20.


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