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Headword: Γενεά
Adler number: gamma,128
Translated headword: age
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"According to some [sc. an 'age' is] 7 years, which is also why the doctors say that it is not right to let blood for two ages, saying that [it is] the fourteenth [year] when blood still is lacking and [a patient] does not yet have an excess of blood; but according to others [it is] 30 [years], which is also why they want Nestor to be 90 years [old]."[1]
Also [sc. attested is] τριγέρων ["thrice-aged"], one living three ages, that is, ninety years old. "Nestor [...] thrice-aged has a tomb in sacred Pylos."[2]
Greek Original:
Γενεά: κατ' ἐνίους μὲν ἔτη ζ#, ὅθεν καὶ λέγουσιν οἱ ἰατρικοὶ τῶν δύο γενεῶν μὴ δεῖν φλεβοτομεῖν, τὸν τεσσαρεσκαιδέκατον λέγοντες ὡς ἔτι προσδεομένου αἵματος καὶ οὐδέπω ἔχοντος περισσὸν αἷμα: κατ' ἐνίους δὲ λ#, ὅθεν καὶ τὸν Νέστορα βούλονται #4# ἔτη γεγονέναι. καὶ τριγέρων, ὁ τρεῖς γενεὰς βιούς, τουτέστιν ἐνενηκοντούτης. Νέστωρ ἐν Πύλῳ ἠγαθέῃ τύμβον ἔχει τριτογέρων.
Notes:
[1] Artemidorus 2.70. The infinitive 'to let blood' has its own entry at phi 522.
[2] An abridgment of Greek Anthology 7.144.1-2 (Greek Anthology Appendix 119.1-2), quoted from tau 960, q.v. The final word should be τριγέρων .
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; epic; geography; medicine; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 3 July 2002@23:36:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@05:51:17.
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Catharine Roth (tweaked translation, added betacode) on 28 August 2012@11:28:43.
Catharine Roth (expanded note 2) on 28 August 2012@13:27:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and n.2) on 29 August 2012@03:35:58.
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