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Headword: Πύγελα
Adler number: pi,3109
Translated headword: Pygela
Vetting Status: high
Pygela is a city in Ionia.[1] [It is said] to have taken its name[2] because some of those with Agamemnon remained there after they had had a disease of the buttocks [πυγαί ].
Greek Original:
Πύγελα: πόλις ἐν τῇ Ἰωνίᾳ τὰ Πύγελα. λαβεῖν δὲ τὸ ὄνομα, ἐπειδὴ τῶν μετὰ Ἀγαμέμνονά τινες νοσήσαντες τὰς πυγὰς ἐνταῦθα κατέμειναν.
cf. already pi 3107. The present entry derives from Harpokration s.v., glossing Lysias fr. 59 Sauppe (now 66 Carey OCT).
[1] On the coast near Ephesus; see generally Strabo 14.1.20. Barrington Atlas map 61 grid E2.
[2] In Harpok., Theopompus FGrH 115 F59 is cited for this aetiology.
Keywords: aetiology; definition; geography; historiography; medicine; mythology; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 December 2000@08:05:30.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 17 September 2004@18:54:03.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 September 2004@05:20:02.
David Whitehead (x-ref) on 17 May 2011@07:46:48.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 15 July 2011@09:52:38.


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