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Headword: Παίονες
Adler number: pi,879
Translated headword: Paiones, Paionians, Paeonians
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A people. Also [sc. attested is] Paionia, a [sc. corresponding] territory.
Greek Original:
Παίονες: ἔθνος. καὶ Παιονία, χώρα.
Notes:
First in Homer: see Iliad 2.848 etc. (Paiones) and 17.350 etc. (Paionia). Northern neighbours of the Macedonians: a people, and area, of the middle R.Axios (present-day Vardar) around Stoboi/Stobi. See Barrington Atlas map 50 grid A1.
In later writers used as a synonym for the Pannonians (pi 206) who occupied a large swathe of the middle Danube region. See e.g Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 2.1.12. See Barrington Atlas map 20 centre. cf. also eta 277.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; epic; geography
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 10 August 2003@03:47:20.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplemented headword; added x-ref and keyword; cosmetics) on 10 August 2003@06:30:04.
David Whitehead (another x-ref; cosmetics) on 18 August 2006@02:56:07.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 18 August 2006@11:56:37.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@09:50:16.
David Whitehead on 18 September 2013@08:51:22.

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