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Headword: Ἡρῷναι
Adler number: eta,554
Translated headword: heroines
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes in Clouds [writes]: "they are some kind of heroines." They pronounced "heroines" with three syllables, as ἠί̈θεοι [contracts to] ᾔθεοι .[1]
Aelian [writes]: "[she] having accomplished this, a noble and daring deed, downright [worthy] of a heroine."[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡρῷναι: Ἀριστοφάνης Νεφέλαις: ἡρῷναί τινές εἰσι. τρισυλλάβως τὸ ἡρῷναι προήνεγκαν, ὡς ἠί̈θεοι, ᾔθεοι. Αἰλιανός: γενναῖον ἔργον καὶ τολμηρὸν ἡρωί̈νης ἄντικρυς τοῦτο δράσασα.
[1] Aristophanes, Clouds 315, with scholion. cf. eta 551.
[2] Aelian fr. 152 Domingo-Forasté (149 Hercher).
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 5 September 2006@11:31:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 6 September 2006@03:04:24.
Catharine Roth (updated reference) on 7 November 2012@01:51:07.
David Whitehead on 20 December 2012@04:09:35.


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