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Headword: *peli/as
Adler number: pi,944
Translated headword: Pelias
Vetting Status: high
A proper name. And Peliades ['daughters of Pelias'], proper names.
Greek Original:
*peli/as: o)/noma ku/rion. kai\ *pelia/des, o)no/mata ku/ria.
Pelias was the wicked king of Iolkos in Greek mythology, who sent Jason after the Golden Fleece; see generally R.L. Hunter in OCD4 s.v. and Perseus Encyclopedia at web address 1. For his daughters (who gave their collective name to a lost tragedy by Euripides and a lost comedy by Diphilus) see e.g. Diodorus Siculus 6.7.4, referring back to 4.50ff.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; mythology; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 29 February 2004@06:02:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 24 May 2004@01:09:09.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 24 May 2004@03:06:43.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@09:46:14.
David Whitehead on 10 August 2014@04:31:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 29 January 2016@11:30:12.


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