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Headword: Γλαῦκος
Adler number: gamma,280
Translated headword: grey, Glaukos, Glaucus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] white, blue.[1]
But Glaukos [is also] a proper name, [that of] a Karystian.[2]
A boxer, he was crowned twenty-five times at the Olympics, three times at the Pythians, and ten times at the Isthmians; his entire physique was excellent.[3]
Greek Original:
Γλαυκός: λευκὸς, κυάνεος. Γλαῦκος δὲ ὄνομα κύριον, γένος Καρύστιος. πύκτης, ε# καὶ κ# Ὀλυμπιάδι στεφανωθεὶς καὶ Πύθια τρὶς, Ἴσθμια δεκάκις, γενναῖος ὅλῳ τῷ σώματι.
Notes:
[1] For a better attempt to characterize the color glaukos see LSJ s.v. (web address 1).
[2] The source now becomes Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[3] On Glaukos of Karystos (in Euboia) see further gamma 281. For a selection of other notable individuals of this name see OCD(4) 618-19.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: athletics; biography; definition; geography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 October 2000@08:44:31.
Vetted by:
Joseph L. Rife on 3 December 2000@15:07:22.
David Whitehead (supplied headword; added note; cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@07:57:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 3 July 2011@04:51:35.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@02:58:16.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 31 March 2016@01:47:28.

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