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Headword: *mu/swna
Adler number: mu,1480
Translated headword: Myson of Chen
Vetting Status: high
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Greek Original:
*mu/swna to\n *xhne/a.
The headword phrase, in the accusative case, derives from Diogenes Laertius 1.30; it then reappears in 1.107, the second chapter of his short biography (1.106-108) of Myson, one of the Seven Sages (c.600 BCE). D.L. is quoting a response, in hexameter verse, from the oracle at Delphi to a questioner -- in some versions, another Sage -- asking whether anyone was wiser than him and being told that Myson was; see J. Fontenrose, The Delphic Oracle (Berkeley & Los Angeles 1978) 293 Q75.
His home village, Chen or Chenai, is variously said to have been on Mt Oita (so e.g. Pausanias 10.24.1) or in Lakonia (so e.g. D.L., Stephanus of Byzantium).
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; meter and music; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 September 2001@08:32:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 7 December 2003@22:12:08.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 8 December 2003@03:38:06.
David Whitehead (augmented note; another keyword; cosmetics) on 1 July 2008@04:17:51.
David Whitehead on 30 May 2013@04:39:00.


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