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Headword: Νεάπολις
Adler number: nu,115
Translated headword: Neapolis, Napoli, Naples
Vetting Status: high
A famous Italian city, in which a statue of the Siren Parthenope is situated.[1] But [there are] many other Neapoleis too.[2]
Greek Original:
Νεάπολις: πόλις Ἰταλικὴ διάσημος, ἐν ᾗ Παρθενόπις ἵδρυται Σειρῆνος ἄγαλμα. πολλαὶ δὲ καὶ ἄλλαι Νεαπόλεις.
The principal Greek city of Campania (kappa 290); founded initially c.600 BCE by settlers from nearby Cumae. See generally OCD(4) s.v. Neapolis.
[1] From Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. For the Sirens see generally sigma 280 and OCD(4) s.v.
[2] Unsurprisingly, given the meaning of the name (New City). At least 18 others are known
Keywords: art history; definition; geography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 September 2003@09:58:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 September 2003@12:10:49.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 22 September 2003@02:49:45.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@06:23:34.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2014@04:16:10.


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