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Headword: *dra/kwn
Adler number: delta,1497
Translated headword: Drakon, Draco; dragon, snake
Vetting Status: high
[Drakon,] grandson of Hippocrates, the famous physician;[1] son of Thessalos.[2] He was the father of Hippocrates, who again had a son Drakon, also a physician, [the one] who healed Rhoxane while she was living with Alexander of Macedon.[3]
A dragon, the animal, has a forked tongue, and likewise also the orator.[4]
They say that a dragon, if captured and struck on the head, dies.[5]
In [sc. the book of] Job the Devil is called "dragon." "With an anklet you will pierce his lip."[6]
Greek Original:
*dra/kwn, ui(idou=s *(ippokra/tous, tou= diash/mou i)atrou=, a)po\ *qessalou=: path\r de\ *(ippokra/tous: ou(= pa/lin ge/gone *dra/kwn, i)atro\s kai\ au)to/s, o(\s *(rwca/nhn i)a/treuse, sunoikou=san *)aleca/ndrw| tw=| *make- do/ni. o(/ti dra/kwn, to\ qhri/on, diplh=n e)/xei th\n glw=ssan, o(moi/ws kai\ o( r(h/twr. fasi\n o(/ti dra/kwn, e)a\n a(lw=|, ei)s th\n kefalh\n paio/menos a)poqnh/skei. o(/ti dra/kwn e)n tw=| *)iw\b o( *dia/bolos le/getai. yeli/w| de\ truph/seis to\ xei=los au)tou=.
[1] iota 567.
[2] theta 258.
[3] Rhoxane: rho 255, alpha 1121.
[4] From the early part of Artemidorus 4.67.
[5] Later in Artemidorus 4.67.
[6] Job 40:26 LXX, quoted from psi 41.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; history; imagery; medicine; religion; rhetoric; women; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2003@02:39:50.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 23 December 2003@04:18:56.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 10 March 2011@07:51:28.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 17 July 2012@09:24:09.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 15 November 2015@07:28:37.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 17 September 2016@01:02:58.


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