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Headword: Sophakas
Adler number: sigma,804
Translated headword: Sophakas
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A proper name.
Greek Original:
Sophakas: onoma kurion.
Note:
Attested only here, with this accentuation; but note the accusative plural *so/fakas at the end of Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews 1.241 [= Alexander Polyhistor fr.7], asserting that because of Sophon, the son of a son of Heracles (who had married a granddaughter of Abraham!) called Didorus, 'barbarians are called Sophakes'. (Different names and relationships in Plutarch, Sertorius 9.8-10.)
Keywords: aetiology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; mythology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 September 2010@06:57:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 September 2010@00:17:27.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 27 September 2010@03:07:01.
David Whitehead on 30 December 2013@07:03:14.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 June 2016@04:38:40.

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