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Headword: Νέμος ἐπάκτιον
Adler number: nu,172
Translated headword: sea-side glade
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a grove, a coastal mountain. Sophocles [writes]: "and coastal caves, a sea-side glade".[1]
"They were camped out near the spur of the mountain, to make the wood and the glade [growing] out of this [spur] a defence."[2]
Greek Original:
Νέμος ἐπάκτιον: τὸ ἄλσος, τὸ ὄρος τὸ παράλιον. Σοφοκλῆς: πάραλά τ' ἄντρα, νέμος ἐπάκτιον. οἱ δὲ ἀγχοῦ τῆς χηλῆς τοῦ ὄρους ηὐλίζοντο, ὡς τὴν ὕλην καὶ τὸ ἐκ ταύτης νέμος πρόβλημα εἶναι.
[1] Sophocles, Ajax 413 (a lyric passage: web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Quotation (again at chi 277) unidentifiable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; military affairs; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 August 2009@06:18:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 12 August 2009@22:26:58.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 13 August 2009@03:55:48.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2013@04:47:20.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 6 September 2014@22:22:06.


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