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Headword: *dio/skouroi
Adler number: delta,1209
Translated headword: Dioscuri, Dioskouroi
Vetting Status: high
Castor and Polydeuces.[1] Aelian: "And there were also two statues of the Dioscuri, large youths, with no beard on their cheeks, similar in appearance, each of them wearing a military cloak over their shoulders; they held spears upright beside them, on which they were leaning, one of them on his right hand, the other on his left."[2]
Greek Original:
*dio/skouroi: *ka/stwr kai\ *poludeu/khs. *ai)liano/s: kai\ me/ntoi kai\ *dioskou/rwn h)=n a)ga/lmata b# neani/ai mega/loi, gumnoi\ ta\s pareia\s e(ka/teros, o(/moioi to\ ei)=dos kai\ xlamu/das e)/xontes e)pi\ tw=n w)/mwn, e)fhmme/nhn e(ka/teros: kai\ ci/fh e)/feron tw=n xlamu/dwn h)rthme/na kai\ lo/gxas ei)=xon parestw/sas, kaq' a(\s h)rei/donto, o( me\n kata\ decia/n, o( de\ kata\ laia/n.
RE Dioskuroi; NP Dioskuroi; OCD4 Dioscuri.
[1] Cross-referenced under 2 homonyms: see kappa 469 (Castor) and pi 1951 (Pollux/Polydeukes).
[2] Aelian fr. 64h Domingo-Forasté (part of 61 Hercher).
Keywords: art history; clothing; military affairs; mythology; religion
Translated by: Malcolm Heath on 10 February 2001@13:17:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@05:41:00.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 12 February 2005@12:15:16.
Catharine Roth (updated reference, deleted link) on 2 March 2012@00:45:37.
David Whitehead (expanded notes, for clarity) on 2 March 2012@03:12:54.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 1 August 2014@08:17:11.


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