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Headword: *mhtropo/leis
Adler number: mu,1008
Translated headword: metropoleis, mother-cities
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] those cities which sent out colonies.
Greek Original:
*mhtropo/leis: o(/sai po/leis a)poiki/as e)/steilan.
This nominative (or accusative) plural is presumably quoted from somewhere -- perhaps Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 3.11.1-2 (which contains much of the vocabulary used here.
For 'colonies' see generally under alpha 3713.
OCD4 s.v.
A.J. Graham, Colony and Mother City in Ancient Greece (Manchester 1964)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 December 2000@03:22:50.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added keyword, set status) on 9 October 2003@15:49:14.
David Whitehead (x-ref; cosmetic) on 10 October 2003@03:06:33.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; tweaks) on 14 July 2009@07:31:40.
David Whitehead on 22 May 2013@06:14:28.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@08:42:30.


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