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Headword: Ἠλύσιον πεδίον
Adler number: eta,273
Translated headword: Elysian plain
Vetting Status: high
[The place] in which, amongst Greeks, the just dwell, going there after death; but those deserving of punishments go away [and dwell] in the Kokytos and the Pyriphlegethon. These [are] rivers: the Kokytos is very cold,[1] the Pyriphlegethon very hot.
Greek Original:
Ἠλύσιον πεδίον: ἐν ᾧ οἱ παρ' Ἕλλησι δίκαιοι αὐλίζονται, μετὰ θάνατον ἐκεῖσε ἐλευσόμενοι: οἱ δὲ κολάσεων ἄξιοι ἐν τῷ Κωκυτῷ καὶ τῷ Πυριφλεγέθοντι ἀπελεύσονται. ποταμοὶ δὲ οὗτοι, ὁ μὲν Κωκυτὸς ψυχρότατος, ὁ δὲ Πυριφλεγέθων θερμότατος.
cf. ps.-Nonnus, Scholia mythologica 5.8.1-4.
See also eta 272, and generally OCD(4) s.v. Elysium.
[1] cf. kappa 1530, kappa 2230.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; mythology; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2005@03:45:34.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference and keyword, set status) on 3 August 2005@10:19:41.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes) on 4 August 2005@01:58:05.
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