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Headword: Κολωνός
Adler number: kappa,1964
Translated headword: hill, knoll, peak, pile
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a protuberance of land, an elevated place.[1]
Procopius [writes]: "[...] when they reach the peak of the mountain, there to spend the remainder of the night at rest."[2]
Arrian [writes]: "they observed that piles of stones were dispersed everywhere throughout the mountain, some larger, some smaller, which they guessed had been brought out of the plain. For the valley was not by nature stone-less, or fertile; rather, at a guess, it had been cleared out."[3]
Greek Original:
Κολωνός: γῆς ἀνάστημα, τόπος ὑψηλός. Προκόπιος: ἐπειδὰν δὲ εἰς τὸν τοῦ ὄρους κολωνὸν ἵκωνται, ἐνταῦθα ἡσυχάζοντας τὸ λοιπὸν διανυκτερεύειν. Ἀρριανός: καθεώρων κολωνοὺς λίθων πολλαχοῦ τοῦ ὄρους νενεμημένους, τοὺς μὲν μείζους, τοὺς δὲ ἐλάττους: οὓς εἴκαζον ἐκ τοῦ πεδίου συνενηνέχθαι. ἦν γὰρ οὐ φύσει ἄλιθον, οὐδὲ εὔγειον τὸ πεδίον, ἀλλ' οἷον εἰκασθῆναι ἐκκακαθαρμένον.
[1] Same or similar glosses in other lexica (including Apollonius' Homeric Lexicon) and grammars; see the references at Photius kappa908 Theodoridis.
[2] Procopius, History of the Wars of Justinian 4.12.17.
[3] Arrian FGrH 156 F152 (from an unidentifiable work); cf. alpha 1223.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: Kiril Galev on 18 May 2009@11:17:17.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (notes; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 19 May 2009@03:39:36.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; cosmetics) on 7 March 2013@06:27:17.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 12 April 2015@13:20:38.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 13 April 2015@02:46:21.
Catharine Roth (typo) on 13 April 2015@10:09:13.


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