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Headword: Ῥοδώπιδος ἀνάθημα
Adler number: rho,211
Translated headword: Rhodopis' dedication, Rhodopis' offering
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Many obelisks in Delphi [sc. are so called]. But Apellas of Pontus[1] thinks that [sc. the phrase refers] also to a pyramid in Egypt -- despite the fact that Herodotus refutes the opinion.[2] She was a Thracian by birth, but was enslaved with Aesop to [I]admon[3] of Mytilene, before Charaxos, Sappho's brother, ransomed her. Sappho used to call her Doricha.[4]
Greek Original:
Ῥοδώπιδος ἀνάθημα: ὀβελίσκοι ἐν Δελφοῖς πολλοί. Ἀπελλᾶς δὲ ὁ Ποντικὸς οἴεται καὶ ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ πυραμίδα, Ἡροδότου ἐλέγχοντος τὴν δόξαν. ἦν δὲ Θρᾷσσα τὸ γένος, ἐδούλευσε δὲ σὺν Αἰσώπῳ Ἄδμονι Μιτυληναίῳ, ἐλυτρώσατο δὲ αὐτὴν Χάραξος, ὁ Σαπφοῦς ἀδελφός. ἡ δὲ Σαπφὼ Δωρίχαν αὐτὴν καλεῖ.
Notes:
= Photius rho137, from Pausanias the atticist.
For Rhodopis see already rho 210; also alphaiota 334, chi 99.
[1] (cf. under kappa 2804.) FGrH 266 F8.
[2] See Herodotus 2.134-5.
[3] Name corrected by Porson (on Photius), from the transmitted Admon.
[4] cf. delta 1466 (and see Sappho fr. 202 Lobel-Page).
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; geography; historiography; history; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 January 2010@06:56:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 20 January 2010@18:12:46.
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