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Headword: *meqw/nh
Adler number: mu,434
Translated headword: Methone
Vetting Status: high
The city [of that name]. [sc. Also] one of the daughters of Halkyon.[1] Demosthenes in [the] Philippics would seem to be speaking of the one in Thrace, during his siege of which Philip lost his right eye.[2] But Demetrius of Magnesia says that there are four Methones.[3]
Greek Original:
*meqw/nh: h( po/lis. mi/a tw=n *)alkuoni/dwn. *dhmosqe/nhs e)n *filippikoi=s le/goi a)\n th\n e)n *qra/|kh|: h(\n poliorkw=n *fi/lippos e)ceko/ph to\n decio\n o)fqalmo/n. te/ssaras de\ ei)=nai/ fhsi *meqw/nas *dhmh/trios o( *ma/gnhs.
OCD4 s.v. Methone(1). See also mu 896.
[1] For this gloss, interrupting the coherence of the item (which is otherwise from Harpocration s.v.), see alpha 1298.
[2] Demosthenes 1.9 (web address 1).
[3] Demetrius of Magnesia (C1 BCE) wrote a work called Cities of the Same Name. See generally OCD4 Demetrius(16).
Keywords: biography; definition; geography; history; medicine; military affairs; mythology; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@05:59:31.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link and keyword, set status) on 3 October 2003@11:50:05.
William Hutton (standardized terminology) on 3 October 2003@11:51:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 October 2003@08:51:51.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 July 2011@06:25:49.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2014@09:16:55.
David Whitehead on 9 August 2014@08:18:35.
David Whitehead on 17 May 2016@10:20:02.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 27 August 2020@23:53:43.


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