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Headword: *metapo/ntios
Adler number: mu,725
Translated headword: Metapontios, Metapontius, Metapontine
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1] And in the feminine a name of a city.[2]
Greek Original:
*metapo/ntios: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ qhlukw=s o)/noma po/lews.
[1] Rather than a proper name, Metapontios seems only to be the term for someone from Metaponton/Metapontum: see next note. (See e.g. Diodorus Siculus 4.67.4ff. describing mythology around the names Boiotia and Aiolis.)
[2] Metaponton/Metapontum was in southern Italy between Tarentum and Heraclea. Barrington Atlas map 45 grid E4.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 2 August 2003@12:44:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headwords and note 1; added keyword; cosmetics) on 3 August 2003@04:45:17.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 July 2011@04:36:31.


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