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Headword: *mero/ph
Adler number: mu,644
Translated headword: Merope
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] Meropis, [another name for] the island of Kos.[2]
Greek Original:
*mero/ph: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *meropi/s, h( *kw=s nh=sos.
[1] Merope as a mythological figure, mother of Phaethon (Hyginus, fab. 154), is probably a confusion with Merops, king of the Ethiopians (RE 15.1066 'Merops 2', perhaps to be identified with Merops of Cos), and his wife Clymene, the parents of Phaethon in Euripides' play of that name (cf. Strabo 1.33; Ovid, Metamorphoses 1.750ff., 2.184, Tristia 3.4,30).
[2] For this see already kappa 2302. Note also the imaginary land invented by Theopompus of Chios in his Marvels (FGrH 115 fr.75c = Aelian, Varia Historia 3.18), with its city of peace and its city of war; 'men called Meropes' are said to live there; cf. mu 643.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@06:27:44.
Vetted by:
Robert Dyer (Added general note and keyword, extended note 1, raised status) on 17 December 2002@07:28:57.
David Whitehead (modified and augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 17 December 2002@07:46:35.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@04:32:47.
David Whitehead on 16 May 2013@06:49:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 October 2014@23:38:45.


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