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Headword: *)antiklei/dhs
Adler number: alpha,2671
Translated headword: Antikleides, Anticleides, Anticlides
Vetting Status: high
This man wrote a work on Homecomings.[1] For when the Pythian god[2] demanded the golden lamb and [Pelops] offered other treasures instead, the Pythia said, "Give me what I want; don't give me what I don't want."[3]
Greek Original:
*)antiklei/dhs: ou(=tos e)/graye peri\ *no/stwn. ai)tou=ntos ga\r tou= *puqi/ou a)naqei=nai th\n a)/rna th\n xrush=n kai\ e(/tera pare/xontos keimh/lia, ei)pei=n th\n *puqi/an: o(\ bou/lomai, do\s, mh\ di/dou d' o(\ mh\ qe/lw.
OCD(4) p.101, s.v. Anticleides
[1] Antikleides of Athens (FGrH 140), early C3 BCE, wrote works on Alexander (sc. the Great) and on the history and antiquities of the island of Delos [delta 408], besides the one mentioned here, the Homecomings (sc. of the Greek heroes after the Trojan War: see nu 500).
[2] Delphian Apollo: see pi 3130, pi 3137.
[3] For this material see already alpha 1878, and again omicron 10. It comes from the scholia to Aristophanes, Clouds 144, and is surely misplaced here.
Lionel Pearson, The Lost Histories of Alexander the Great (New York 1960) 251ff.
Keywords: biography; comedy; epic; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; trade and manufacture; women
Translated by: William Hutton on 19 September 2000@21:23:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added bibliography) on 20 September 2000@03:58:00.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 August 2002@08:14:21.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 18 September 2009@08:17:25.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 18 March 2012@09:00:21.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 30 July 2014@06:54:33.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 26 August 2015@23:25:51.


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