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Headword: *)/amfisa
Adler number: alpha,1761
Translated headword: Amphisa, Amphissa
Vetting Status: high
It is a city of Locris. Amphisa was [so] named because it is a place surrounded on all sides[1] by hills.
Greek Original:
*)/amfisa: po/lis e)sti\ th=s *lokri/dos. *)/amfisa de\ w)noma/sqh dia\ to\ perie/xesqai to\n to/pon o)/resin.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. (which has the more authentic and common spelling Amphissa). That entry was generated by the appearance of the toponym in Demosthenes 18.143 etc., and also cites, for the naming, the Aristotelian Constitution of the Op(o)untians.
Barrington Atlas map 55 grid C3; present-day Salona.
[1] Thus the Greek preposition "amphi".
OCD(4) p.74
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 10 August 2000@14:08:14.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added note and bibliography) on 19 September 2000@07:41:19.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 28 July 2002@05:41:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 27 June 2011@06:09:39.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@05:42:01.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2015@03:19:23.


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