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Headword: *pe/rshs
Adler number: pi,1375
Translated headword: Perses
Vetting Status: high
of Askra, epic poet, brother of the poet Hesiod.
Greek Original:
*pe/rshs, *)askrai=os, e)popoio/s, a)delfo\s *(hsio/dou tou= poihtou=.
For Hesiod see eta 583. Despite the present entry, there is no good reason to believe that Perses, the target of some of Hesiod's strictures in Works and Days, was himself a poet. (Adler notes D. Ruhnken's conjecture of gewpo/nos 'tiller of the soil' for e)popoio/s, but the latter is a designation that the Suda awards very freely.)
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; geography; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@10:01:51.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 11 June 2004@02:11:19.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 11 June 2004@03:20:51.
David Whitehead (tweaked note) on 28 September 2011@08:01:54.
David Whitehead on 23 May 2016@04:21:48.


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