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Headword: *ceni/a
Adler number: xi,26
Translated headword: friendship-gifts, xenia
Vetting Status: high
and [the related verb] ceni/zw.[1]
"Bloody Ares did not treat him like a stranger."[2] That is did not kill [him]. For xenia ["friendship-gifts"] of Ares [are] wounds and slaughters. Archilochus too [writes]: "bestowing grievous xenia on enemies."[3]
Greek Original:
*ceni/a kai\ *ceni/zw. *foi/nios *)/arhs ou)k e)ce/nisen au)to/n. toute/stin ou)k a)pe/kteine. ce/nia ga\r *)/areos trau/mata kai\ fo/noi. kai\ *)arxi/loxos: ce/nia dusmene/esi lugra\ xarizo/menos.
See also epsilon 1629.
[1] For the several senses of xeni/zw, besides the one about to be illustrated here, cf. xi 29, xi 30, and see generally LSJ s.v.
[2] Sophocles, Electra 96. The scholia there provide the gloss here.
[3] Archilochus fr.7 Bergk.
Keywords: definition; imagery; military affairs; mythology; poetry; religion; tragedy
Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 16 February 2000@13:42:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 2 May 2001@11:03:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 22 May 2002@01:14:14.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement; augmented notes and keywords; raised status) on 28 August 2007@05:50:01.


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