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Headword: Ὀρφεύς
Adler number: omicron,655
Translated headword: Orpheus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Ciconian[1] or Arcadian, [or][2] from Thracian Bisaltia;[3] an epic poet. This man lived before Homer, 2 generations older than the Trojan Wars. He wrote a Mythopoeia, epigrams, hymns.
Greek Original:
Ὀρφεύς, Κικωναῖος ἢ Ἀρκάς, ἐκ Βισαλτίας τῆς Θρᾳκικῆς, ἐποποιός. γέγονε δὲ καὶ οὗτος πρὸ Ὁμήρου, β# γενεαῖς πρεσβύτερος τῶν Τρωϊκῶν. ἔγραψε δὲ Μυθοποιί̈αν, ἐπιγράμματα, ὕμνους.
Notes:
See generally under omicron 660.
[1] From Ciconia (Kikonia, Kikones), a region of southern coastal Thrace (Barrington Atlas map 51 grid F3), cf. kappa 1600, kappa 1601.
[2] 'or' added by Gutschmid. Arcadia is in the central Peloponnesus (Barrington Atlas map 58 grid B2).
[3] Not properly part of Thrace, but located further west in eastern Macedonia (Barrington Atlas map 50 grid D2).
Keywords: biography; chronology; epic; geography; meter and music; poetry; religion
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 24 November 2003@21:12:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied notes; augmented keywords) on 25 November 2003@06:43:30.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 23 July 2013@03:27:58.
David Whitehead (coding etc.) on 20 May 2016@04:36:07.
Ronald Allen (added map notes, third note) on 14 March 2018@01:23:44.
Ronald Allen (consistency) on 14 March 2018@01:26:09.

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