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Headword: Θεσσαλῶν νόμισμα
Adler number: theta,260
Translated headword: Thessalians' usage
Vetting Status: high
This proverbial saying is applied to deceit.[1]
"With Philip as king of Macedonia for 20 years and having subjugated Thessaly, where he founded a city and called it Thessalonike ['Thessaly-victory']."[2]
Others [say] that the city was founded in the name of his daughter Thessalonike.[3]
Greek Original:
Θεσσαλῶν νόμισμα: παροιμιῶδες τοῦτο τασσόμενον ἐπὶ ἀπάτης. τῆς δὲ Μακεδονίας βασιλεύοντος Φιλίππου ἔτη κ# καὶ τὴν Θεσσαλίαν ὑποτάξαντος, ἐν ᾗ πόλιν κτίσας ἐκάλεσε Θεσσαλονίκην. οἱ δὲ ἐπ' ὀνόματι Θεσσαλονίκης θυγατρὸς ἐκτίσθαι τὴν πόλιν.
[1] cf. the very similar theta 182/theta 259/theta 291. For this gloss, cf. the scholia to Euripides, Phoenician Women 1407-8.
[2] George the Monk, Chronicon 25.10-12 (where however the first participle is aorist, not present: 'when Philip had been...').
[3] Thessalonike was indeed the daughter of Philip II, but the city was founded by her husband Kassandros/Cassander.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; Christianity; chronology; daily life; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; geography; historiography; history; proverbs; tragedy; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 May 2003@09:35:41.
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