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Headword: Λοξίας
Adler number: lambda,673
Translated headword: Loxias
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Another name for] Apollo, he who sends out an oblique [λοξήν ] voice [ἴα /ἴαν ]; for he used to issue oracles obliquely; [e.g.] 'by crossing the Halys Croesus will destroy a great empire'. Or he who makes an oblique journey. For he is the same as the sun.[1]
"We should keep quiet, in case spite casts oblique looks at us and hits us with a harsh stone, according to Pindar."[2]
Greek Original:
Λοξίας: ὁ Ἀπόλλων, ὁ λοξὴν ἴα ἀποπέμπων: λοξῶς γὰρ ἐμαντεύετο: Κροῖσος Ἅλυν διαβὰς μεγάλην ἀρχὴν καταλύσει. ἢ ὁ λοξὴν πορείαν ποιούμενος. ὁ αὐτὸς γάρ ἐστι τῷ ἡλίῳ. σιγᾶν δὲ χρή, μὴ λοξοῖς ἡμᾶς ὄμμασιν ἰδὼν ὁ φθόνος τραχεῖ βάλῃ λίθῳ, κατὰ Πίνδαρον.
Notes:
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Plutus [Wealth] 8. For the story of Croesus see Herodotus 1.53.3 (and 91.4 for his eventual realisation that the empire to fall was his own). As the god of the sun, Apollo could be identified with the sun.
[2] Aelian fr. 334 Domingo-Forasté (337 Hercher), alluding to Pindar, Olympians 8.55(73).
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2006@07:03:32.
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