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Headword: Πύγελα
Adler number: pi,3109
Translated headword: Pygela
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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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