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Headword: Νεκυία
Adler number: nu,146
Translated headword: Nekuia
Vetting Status: high
The festival of the dead, among Persians [called] phroudiga, in Greek Nekuia.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] νεκυοστόλος ["ferryman of the dead"], [meaning] he who transports the dead.[2]
"Carrier of the dead, ferryman, receive [me] Diogenes the dog, who have laid bare the pretentiousness of every life."[3]
Greek Original:
Νεκυία: ἡ τῶν νεκρῶν ἑορτή, φρουδίγα παρὰ Πέρσαις, Ἑλληνικὴ νεκυία. καὶ Νεκυοστόλος, ὁ τοὺς νεκροὺς διαπερῶν. τὸν κύνα Διογένην, νεκυοστόλε, δέξαι πορθμεῦ, γυμνώσαντα βίου παντὸς ἐπισκύνιον.
[1] Part of Menander Protector fr. 9.1 Blockley.
[2] i.e. Charon [Author, Myth] (chi 135, chi 140)
[3] Greek Anthology 7.63; cf. epsilon 2591. On Diogenes the Cynic, see delta 1143, delta 1144.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; historiography; imagery; philosophy; poetry; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 26 October 2005@00:54:40.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; augmented notes and keywords) on 26 October 2005@04:11:21.
Catharine Roth (modified translation at Hutton's suggestion) on 3 December 2007@10:47:57.
Catharine Roth (further modified the translation) on 3 December 2007@19:09:46.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 January 2012@06:52:40.
David Whitehead on 5 June 2013@07:52:59.


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