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Headword: Ὄνειαρ
Adler number: omicron,333
Translated headword: dream
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[ὄνειαρ means the same as] ὄνειρον .[1]
"Ah great famous dream of the wise son of Battos: verily you were of horn and not of ivory." Instead of [using the word ἀληθής ] 'true'; from the Homeric [saying], "for there are two gates of fleeting dreams."[2]
Greek Original:
Ὄνειαρ: ὄνειρον. ἆ μέγα Βαττιάδαο σοφοῦ περίπυστον ὄνειαρ: ἦ ῥ' ἐτεὸν κεράων, οὐδ' ἐλέφαντος ἔης. ἀντὶ τοῦ ἀληθής: παρὰ τὸ Ὁμηρικόν: δοιαὶ γάρ τε πύλαι ἀμενηνῶν εἰσιν ὀνείρων.
Notes:
[1] The headword, illustrated by the quotation given, is an epic/poetic variant of ὄναρ (omicron 326).
[2] Greek Anthology 7.42.1-2; Homer, Odyssey 19.562. For the equivalence of ἐτεός and ἀληθής , see epsilon 3285. Callimachus was the son of Battos (see kappa 227), and his famous dream of the Muses is related in his Aitia.
Keywords: biography; definition; dreams; epic; imagery; poetry
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 23 December 2009@23:05:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 24 December 2009@04:16:53.
Aikaterini Oikonomopoulou (slightly amended translation;) on 8 June 2012@10:17:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaks) on 9 June 2012@12:49:15.
David Whitehead on 2 July 2013@03:37:00.
Catharine Roth (deleted link) on 2 July 2013@09:00:47.

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