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Headword: *to/muris
Adler number: tau,757
Translated headword: Tomyris
Vetting Status: high
Queen of the Massagetai, whom the Persian king Cyrus wooed; but when he had made no progress with her by deceit he marched towards the [river] Araxes and brought his military intent out into the open.
Greek Original:
*to/muris, basi/leia *massagetw=n, h(\n mnw/menos *ku=ros o( *persw=n basileu/s, w(/s oi( do/lw| ou) proexw/reen, e)la/sas e)pi\ to\n *)ara/cea e)poie/eto e)k tou= e)mfanou=s th\n stratei/an.
From Herodotus 1.205 (web address 1); again at tau 860, and cf. mu 1177.
For the Massagetai see also under alpha 1140, alpha 3460, epsilon 3760; for the river Araxes, alpha 3734.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 November 2001@06:24:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 9 November 2001@21:34:04.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 5 November 2004@02:58:52.
David Whitehead on 14 August 2011@09:46:19.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2014@06:22:47.


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