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Headword: *te/mph
Adler number: tau,303
Translated headword: Tempe; vales
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] narrow [places] between the mountains of Thessaly, around Olympus and Ossa; but generally, very narrow through-routes in all mountains.[1]
Also [sc. a generic term for] wooded places. In a special sense the Macedonian mountains [are] so called,[2] and the narrow places [there]. Herodotus [sc. uses the word in this sense].[3]
[Note] that after the battle of Marathon [the] Thessalians medized, fearful of the blocking-off of Tempe.[4]
Greek Original:
*te/mph: metacu\ tw=n *qettali/as o)rw=n peri\ to\n *)/olumpon kai\ th\n *)/ossan stena/: kaqo/lou de\ kai\ e)n pa=si toi=s o)/resi steno/tatai diekbolai/. kai\ oi( su/ndendroi to/poi. i)di/ws de\ *makedonika\ o)/rh ou(/tw kalou/mena, kai\ oi( stenoi\ to/poi. *(hro/dotos. o(/ti meta\ th\n e)n *maraqw=ni ma/xhn *qettaloi\ e)mh/disan, dei/santes th\n a)po/fracin tw=n *tempw=n.
The headword, whether upper- or lower-case, is a neuter plural. See also tau 302, and under chi 473.
[1] Same material in Photius and other lexica.
[2] Thessalian, more exactly. (Aemilius Portus' edition made the correction.)
[3] From ancient glosses on Herodotus 7.173.1 (web address 1).
[4] From epsilon 979.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: botany; chronology; definition; ethics; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 March 2010@05:56:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 5 April 2010@01:26:27.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 5 April 2010@03:41:54.
David Whitehead on 12 August 2011@07:46:24.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@10:02:03.
David Whitehead (another note) on 9 April 2014@07:59:34.


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