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Headword: *to\ a)po\ th=s *pallaini/dos
Adler number: tau,722
Translated headword: the thing from [Athena] Pallainis
Vetting Status: high
Something frightening. [sc. So called] from the battle at Pallene, in which [the] Athenians were defeated.
Greek Original:
*to\ a)po\ th=s *pallaini/dos: to\ fobero/n. a)po\ th=s e)pi\ *pallhni/di ma/xhs, e)n h(=| h(tth/qhsan *)aqhnai=oi.
Also in Photius and other lexica. (The phrase sounds proverbial, but is not included in the paroemiographic collections.)
For the event in question, where the would-be tyrant Peisistratos (pi 1474) defeated his fellow-citizens in the mid sixth century BCE, see pi 80.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; geography; history; military affairs; proverbs; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 November 2007@06:45:42.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 8 November 2007@10:36:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 12 November 2007@03:25:07.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@09:20:37.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@09:21:01.


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