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Headword: *dwdw/nh
Adler number: delta,1447
Translated headword: Dodone, Dodona
Vetting Status: high
A city in Pelasgian Thesprotis.[1]
In it there stood an oak-tree, by which there was an oracular shrine with women prophets. When people entered to obtain oracular answers, the oak-tree was moved and made sounds. [The prophetesses] declared that "Zeus says this." And a statue stood in a lofty position holding a staff, and beside it a cauldron stood; and the statue would strike the cauldron, from which a certain harmonious sound came.[2]
But the utterances of the demons are inarticulate.[3]
Greek Original:
*dwdw/nh: po/lis e)n th=| *qesprwti/di *pelasgi/a|. e)n h(=| i(/stato dru=s, e)n h(=| mantei=on h)=n gunaikw=n profhti/dwn. kai\ ei)sio/ntwn tw=n manteuome/nwn e)kinei=to dh=qen h( dru=s h)xou=sa: ai( de\ e)fqe/ggonto, o(/ti ta/de le/gei o( *zeu/s. kai\ a)ndria\s i(/stato e)n u(/yei r(a/bdon kate/xwn, kai\ par' au)to\n le/bhs i(/stato: kai\ e)/paien o( a)ndria\s to\n le/bhta, e)c ou(= h)=xo/s tis e)narmo/nios a)petelei=to. ai( de\ tw=n daimo/nwn fwnai\ a)/narqroi/ ei)sin.
[1] cf. already delta 1446.
[2] cf. already delta 1445.
[3] A Christian remark, from a scholion (Cat. Bodl. p.47) on Gregory of Nazianzus = ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 5.17 (adding 'because of their not having organs of speech').
Keywords: art history; botany; Christianity; definition; epic; geography; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 March 2005@23:01:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 6 March 2005@06:31:16.
Catharine Roth (augmented note 3) on 6 March 2005@15:49:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 7 May 2008@03:14:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3) on 17 July 2012@05:37:09.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 21 December 2014@00:22:52.


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