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Headword: *di/ktus
Adler number: delta,1118
Translated headword: Dictys, Diktys
Vetting Status: high
During the reign of Claudius,[1] after an earthquake had flattened Crete and many graves had been opened, in one of these there was found the historical treatise of Dictys, covering the Trojan War; Claudius took this and let it out it to be copied.
Greek Original:
*di/ktus: o(/ti e)pi\ *klaudi/ou th=s *krh/ths u(po\ seismou= katenexqei/shs kai\ pollw=n ta/fwn a)newxqe/ntwn eu(re/qh e)n e(ni\ tou/twn to\ su/ntagma th=s i(stori/as *di/ktuos, to\n *trwiko\n perie/xon po/lemon, o(/per labw\n *klau/dios e)ce/dwke gra/fesqai.
Same entry in ps.-Zonaras; its source is unidentifiable. For Dictys see already delta 1117.
[1] 41-54 CE.
Keywords: chronology; epic; geography; historiography; military affairs; mythology; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 May 2003@04:19:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 29 May 2003@00:03:43.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 29 May 2003@03:18:56.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 11 July 2012@07:15:08.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 29 August 2016@10:21:06.


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