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Headword: Ἰσθμικὴ πίτυς
Adler number: iota,639
Translated headword: Isthmian pine
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A prize for victory [sc. in athletes].
Greek Original:
Ἰσθμικὴ πίτυς: ἆθλον ἐπινίκιον.
Note:
At the biennial Isthmian Games, held near Corinth; see iota 638, and generally OCD(4) s.v. The crowns awarded there were of dry celery during the classical period but of pine earlier (and again later). There is a lavish and learned discussion of this in book 5 of the Table-talk (Quaestiones conviviales) of Plutarch: 675D-77B.
Keywords: athletics; botany; definition; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 August 2001@07:10:47.
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Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@23:52:14.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 3 August 2003@04:07:11.
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