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Headword: *)/akratos h(li/ou a)kti/s
Adler number: alpha,965
Translated headword: untempered ray of the sun
Vetting Status: high
"The eagle, stretching out his wings and hovering so as to ward off the untempered ray of the sun."
Greek Original:
*)/akratos h(li/ou a)kti/s: to\n de\ a)eto\n ta\s pte/rugas u(potei/nonta kai\ e(auto\n ai)wrou=nta, w(s ste/gein th\n a)/kraton a)kti=na tou= h(li/ou.
Aelian fr. 283 Domingo-Forasté (285 Hercher): see already alpha 963 (and and again lambda 25) for Aelian's story of the eagle who protected the infant Ptolemy I Soter, exposed on a shield, from the sun.
Keywords: biography; children; history; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Oliver Phillips ✝ on 12 July 2000@18:55:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 June 2002@11:13:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 7 September 2011@01:20:26.
David Whitehead on 11 September 2011@04:20:05.
Catharine Roth (deleted link, removed a keyword) on 11 September 2011@14:47:11.
David Whitehead on 19 May 2015@02:56:44.


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