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Headword: Ἰωνία
Adler number: iota,494
Translated headword: Ionia
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a land/territory [of that name].[1]
And 12 cities of Ionia, which Neleus son of Kodros settled. They are Androklos' Ephesos,[2] Miletos, Myous, Priene, Kolophon, Teos, Lebedos, Erythrai, Phokaia, Klazomenai, Chios, [and] Samos.[3] These Darius, as he marched against the Skythians, employed as guards upon the [river] Istros,[4] but made eunuchs of the most well-bred of them and concubines of their daughters.[5]
Greek Original:
Ἰωνία: χώρα. καὶ Ἰωνίας πόλεις ιβ#, ἃς ἐνοικίζει Νηλεὺς ὁ Κόδρου. εἰσὶ δὲ Ἔφεσος Ἀνδρόκλου, Μίλητος, Μυοῦς, Πριήνη, Κολοφῶν, Τέως, Λέβεδος, Ἐρυθραί, Φώκαια, Κλαζομεναί, Χῖος, Σάμος. ταύτας Δαρεῖος ἐπὶ Σκύθας ἰὼν αὐτοῖς φύλαξιν ἐπὶ τοῦ Ἴστρου ἐχρήσατο, ἐκτομίας δὲ αὐτῶν τοὺς εὐγενεστάτους ἐποίει καὶ παλλακὰς τὰς θυγατέρας.
cf. iota 492.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] Androklos, another son of Kodros, was held to be the founder of Ephesos; see e.g. Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Benna.
[3] cf. e.g. Aelian, Varia Historia 8.5 (without mention of Androklos).
[4] The Danube.
[5] On Darius and the Skythians see already delta 72 (end). The source of this particular sentence and its claims, however, is unidentifiable.
Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; gender and sexuality; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; women
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 13 October 2000@13:17:40.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (added keywords) on 13 October 2000@13:29:42.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 January 2001@06:01:22.
David Whitehead (tweaks; expanded n.1) on 31 July 2011@08:46:02.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 13 January 2013@09:06:29.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 1 April 2014@09:25:59.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 31 October 2014@23:18:16.
David Whitehead (another note) on 27 April 2016@03:31:21.


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