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Headword: Νιφάτης
Adler number: nu,438
Translated headword: Niphates
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A mountain in Armenia.[1] 'Foothill of Taurus, and rocky Niphates'.[2]
Greek Original:
Νιφάτης: ὄρος Ἀρμενίας. Ταύρου πρυμνώρειαν, ἐϋσκόπελόν τε Νιφάτην.
Notes:
[1] Mentioned in e.g. Strabo 11.12-14.
[2] A line (fr.3 Didot = 7 Heitsch) from the late epic poet Pisander of Laranda, quoted by Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v.). For 'foothill' see pi 2990.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2002@05:24:12.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 22 October 2002@21:37:23.
David Whitehead (keyword) on 22 September 2003@06:34:02.
David Whitehead (modified translation; added x-ref) on 3 March 2004@06:12:44.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 10 April 2008@07:20:29.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@07:17:59.

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