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Headword: *laistrugoni/a
Adler number: lambda,203
Translated headword: Laistrygonia, Laestrygonia
Vetting Status: high
A city.
Greek Original:
*laistrugoni/a: po/lis.
cf. kappa 1330, lambda 85, lambda 204. The Laistrygones were cannibal giants encountered by Odysseus in Homer, Odyssey 10.80-132, and subsequent tradition located them in the western Mediterranean; either Sicily or S Italy. See generally K.J. Dover in Gomme, Andrewes, Dover, A Historical Commentary on Thucydides iv (Oxford 1970) 210-11; OCD(4) s.v. Laestrygones.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 July 2001@08:30:43.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics; set status) on 29 October 2003@18:03:36.
David Whitehead (more x-refs; cosmetics) on 30 October 2003@10:26:20.
David Whitehead on 27 July 2011@06:55:29.
David Whitehead on 4 April 2013@06:10:03.
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