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Headword: Θεσπιδαὲς πῦρ
Adler number: theta,275
Translated headword: god-kindled fire
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the Persian [kind].
Greek Original:
Θεσπιδαὲς πῦρ: τὸ Μηδικόν.
Note:
The headword phrase is Homeric (occupying the fifth and sixth feet of the line): Adler cites Iliad 12.177, but see also 12.441, 15.597, 20.490, 21.342 & 381, 23.216; and Odyssey 4.418. The adjective literally means god-kindled, i.e. portentous.
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; meter and music; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 April 2003@06:11:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 17 April 2003@00:04:23.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 22 July 2004@03:49:24.
David Whitehead on 2 January 2013@04:11:57.

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