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Headword: Ὀλόφυξος
Adler number: omicron,205
Translated headword: Olophyxos, Olophyxus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A Thracian polis near Athos, [the] citizen of which Herodotus, having written[1], they say, about Nymphs and sacred things[2], [calls an] Olophyxian.[3]
Greek Original:
Ὀλόφυξος: Θρᾳκία πόλις περὶ Ἄθων, ἧς πολίτης Ἡρόδοτος Ὀλοφύξιος περὶ Νυμφῶν ὥς φασι γράψαι καὶ ἱερῶν.
Notes:
On the easternmost of the three promontories of Chalkidike.
[1] Reading the participle γράψας (as in Stephanus of Byzantium s.v.) for the transmitted infinitive γράψαι .
[2] "Gods" in Steph. Byz.
[3] Even with emendation (see the preceding notes), the gloss is unintelligible as it stands, both here and in its immediate source, Steph. Byz. [Herodotus, as transmitted, uses the toponym itself (7.22.3) but never the ethnikon.]
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2000@05:34:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 30 December 2003@01:19:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 30 December 2003@05:32:06.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@07:50:27.

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