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Headword: *qesmofo/ros
Adler number: theta,271
Translated headword: statute-bearer, statute-bearing
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] one who gives the laws.[1]
In the Epigrams [it is written]: "famous [Niko] promised to come to me tonight, and she swore by the revered Statute-bearer."[2]
Greek Original:
*qesmofo/ros: o( tou\s no/mous e)pifero/menos. kai\ e)n *)epigra/mmasi: w(molo/ghs' h(/cein ei)s nu/kta moi e)pibo/htos, kai\ semnh\n w)/mose *qesmofo/ron.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is an epithet of Demeter; cf. Herodotus 6.91.2; see also theta 272, and theta 270.
[2] Greek Anthology 5.150.1-2 (Asclepiades), on a hetaera who fails to appear for a rendezvous; cf. Gow and Page (vol. I, 46) and (vol. II, 123-124). (Despite the oath, Niko stood him up.)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. I, (Cambridge, 1965)
A.S.F. Gow and D.L. Page, eds., The Greek Anthology: Hellenistic Epigrams, vol. II, (Cambridge, 1965)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; gender and sexuality; law; mythology; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 19 February 2008@23:25:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note, added keywords, set status) on 20 February 2008@11:39:53.
David Whitehead (modified headword; another x-ref; more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 February 2008@07:54:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 1 January 2013@09:37:59.
Catharine Roth (expanded note) on 21 November 2018@01:21:25.
Ronald Allen (expanded n.2, added bibliography) on 3 September 2021@13:58:05.


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