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Headword: Μέμνων
Adler number: mu,570
Translated headword: Memnon
Vetting Status: high
He fought against Troy and was leader of the Ethiopians, but was not himself an Ethiopian; instead, [he came] from Susa in Persia and from the Choaspes river, where the peoples were under his control.
Greek Original:
Μέμνων, ὁ ἐς Ἴλιον στρατεύσας, ἡγεῖτο μὲν Αἰθιόπων, οὐκ ἦν δὲ Αἰθίοψ, ἀλλὰ ἀπὸ Σούσων τῶν Περσικῶν καὶ τοῦ Χοάσπου ποταμοῦ, τὰ ἐκείνῃ ἔθνη ὑποχείρια ἔχων.
From Pausanias 10.31.5-7 (web address 1), at 7; part of his painstakingly detailed description (10.25-31) of a building -- the Cnidian Clubhouse -- that he had seen at Delphi, full of paintings of the Trojan War by Polygnotus (pi 1948).
On the particular polemical point at issue here, and in general, see OCD4 p.928, under Memnon [Author, Myth](1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: art history; biography; epic; geography; military affairs; mythology; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 September 2001@08:56:29.
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