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Headword: Ἑκάλη
Adler number: epsilon,345
Translated headword: Hekale, Hecale
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.[1]
[That of] the heroine in Callimachus,[2] she who calls [καλοῦσα ] to herself [ἑαυτὴν ].[3] "For she kept an unlocked house."[4]
Greek Original:
Ἑκάλη: ὄνομα κύριον. ἡ ἡρωὶς ἡ παρὰ Καλλιμάχῳ, ἡ πρὸς ἑαυτὴν καλοῦσα. ἔχε γὰρ τεῖχος ἀκλήϊστον.
[1] (Likewise, according to Adler, in the Ambrosian Lexicon.) Besides the mythological figure about to be specified, Hekale was also the name of the tiny Attic deme (in tribe IV Leontis) of which she was eponym.
[2] On Callimachus' hexameter poem Hecale and in general see R.L. Hunter in OCD(4) s.v. Hecale.
[3] In the myth the principal beneficiary of this hospitality is Theseus.
[4] Callimachus, Hecale fr. 231 (but with τέγος , translated here, for the Suda's τεῖχος ).
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; poetry; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 May 2003@03:59:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 15 May 2003@00:36:56.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added betacode; cosmetics) on 26 September 2003@16:18:00.
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; cosmetics) on 8 February 2007@07:00:55.
David Whitehead on 29 July 2011@06:11:37.
David Whitehead on 3 August 2014@07:35:17.
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