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Headword: Ὁμολώϊος
Adler number: omicron,275
Translated headword: Homoloios
Vetting Status: high
[An epithet of] Zeus in Thebes and in other Boeotian city-states and in Thessaly; [the name comes] from the expoundress[1] Homoloa, the daughter of Enyis; she was sent as expoundress to Delphi, as Aristophanes [says] in book 2 of his History of Thebes.[2] But Istros in the twelfth book of his Collection [says that the name arose] because of the fact that amongst Aeolians concord and peacefulness is called homolon.[3] There is also a Demeter Homoloia in Thebes.
Greek Original:
Ὁμολώϊος: Ζεὺς ἐν Θήβαις καὶ ἐν ἄλλαις πόλεσι Βοιωτικαῖς καὶ ἐν Θεσσαλίᾳ: ἀπὸ Ὁμολῴας προφήτιδος, τῆς Ἐνυέως: ἣν προφῆτιν εἰς Δελφοὺς πεμφθῆναι, ὡς Ἀριστοφάνης ἐν β# Θηβαϊκῶν. Ἴστρος δὲ ἐν τῇ δωδεκάτῃ τῆς Συναγωγῆς, διὰ τὸ παρ' Αἰολεῦσι τὸ ὁμονοητικὸν καὶ εἰρηνικὸν ὅμολον λέγεσθαι. ἔστι δὲ καὶ Δημήτηρ Ὁμολωί̈α ἐν Θήβαις.
Also in Photius (omicron298 Theodoridis); cf. e.g. Hesychius omicron777, Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. Homole; Apostolius 12.67.
[1] Of Apollo in this case; a.k.a. the Pythia (pi 3127, pi 3129, pi 3137, pi 3138).
[2] FGrH 379 F2 -- i.e. rejecting the suggestion of Thomas Reinesius (1587-1667), applauded by Adler, that the Suda's 'Aristophanes' is a mistake for Aristodemus (FGrH 383).
[3] FGrH 334 F5.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; proverbs; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 February 2007@06:45:52.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 2 February 2007@11:05:04.
David Whitehead (added missing note number; augmented notes and keywords) on 3 February 2007@04:43:07.
David Whitehead on 25 June 2013@08:35:27.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 3 April 2014@04:59:59.


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