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Headword: Μελίτη
Adler number: mu,521
Translated headword: Melite
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Konon [sc. mentions it].[1] It is a deme of [sc. the Athenian tribe] Kekropis,[2] and was named after Melite. According to Hesiod[3] she was the daughter of Myrmex, but according to Mousaios[4] the daughter of Apollo, son of Zeus.
Greek Original:
Μελίτη: Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Κόνωνος. δῆμος δ' ἐστι τῆς Κεκροπίδος, ὀνομασθεὶς ἀπὸ Μελίτης, κατὰ μὲν Ἡσίοδον θυγατρὸς Μύρμηκος, κατὰ δὲ Μουσαῖον Δίου τοῦ Ἀπόλλωνος.
From Harpokration s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 54.7.
[2] Within the city of Athens, west of the Agora. See generally J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 50; D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v.
[3] Hesiod fr. 225 Merkelbach-West.
[4] Mousaios fr.2 B 9 Diels-Kranz. (Mousaios of Ephesos, C3 BCE, is known only from the Suda.)
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; mythology; philosophy; poetry; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 September 2000@10:40:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 4 December 2003@23:09:41.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 December 2003@03:39:18.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 12 July 2011@06:39:51.


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