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Headword: Ἰάμβη
Adler number: iota,24
Translated headword: Iambe
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
Greek Original:
Ἰάμβη: ὄνομα κύριον.
Note:
That of an old woman in Athenian mythology (Homeric Hymn to Demeter 195, web address 1; Apollodorus 1.5, web address 2); in making Demeter smile she established the tradition of women's jokes at the Thesmophoria.
Reference:
H.W. Parke, Festivals of the Athenians (London and Ithaca NY 1977) 86-87.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: aetiology; biography; definition; mythology; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 December 2003@09:09:33.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 10 April 2004@01:42:33.
David Whitehead (added bibliography) on 12 April 2004@07:40:03.
David Whitehead on 31 July 2011@07:58:08.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2013@04:42:45.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 24 January 2013@01:25:59.
Catharine Roth (tweaked references) on 25 December 2018@01:02:54.

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