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Headword: Ῥειτός
Adler number: rho,115
Translated headword: Raitos, Rhaetus
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Name of a place and of a people.
Greek Original:
Ῥειτός: ὄνομα τόπου καὶ ἔθνους.
Note:
This probably refers to Raetia and the Raeti of the Swiss Alps, these names giving rise to the eventual Roman province of Raetia to the NE (see generally OCD(4) s.v., though Thucydides 2.19.2 and Pausanias 1.38.2 mention a Rheitoi ("Streams") in western Attica. Note also the obscure entry in Stephanus of Byzantium: "R(h)aitoi, an Etruscan people".
Keywords: definition; geography
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 August 2010@06:05:44.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 25 August 2010@22:15:05.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 26 August 2010@03:32:58.
David Whitehead on 26 July 2011@07:46:06.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@10:57:52.

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