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Headword: Apeiros
Adler number: alpha,3136
Translated headword: inexperienced
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] unlearned.[1]
Or "[inexperienced,] untested-at-sea, un-Salamis'ed." Aristophanes [sc. writes this]. [The last of these terms is used] because of the naval battle at Salamis. Or because one of the sacred ships was called Salaminia, the other Paralos.[2]
Greek Original:
Apeiros: ho amathês. ê ho athalattôtos, asalaminios. Aristophanês. dia tên peri Salamina naumachian. ê hoti hê hetera tôn hupêretidôn neôn ekaleito Salaminia, hê de hetera Paralos.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
[2] Aristophanes, Frogs 204 (web address 1), with scholion. The first of the explanations given is the correct one. (A conceit of Old Comedy was that characters on stage in the last quarter of the fifth century BCE had fought during the Persian Wars of 490-480; compare 'Marathon-fighters' under alpha 4343.) For the sacred ships referred to, see pi 388, pi 389, pi 390, sigma 47, sigma 48, tau 203.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; comedy; definition; geography; history; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 1 July 2000@22:05:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 16 March 2001@05:41:08.
Catharine Roth (Adjusted link.) on 16 March 2001@11:02:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword; cosmetics) on 29 March 2012@04:49:38.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 August 2015@11:04:07.


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