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Headword: Θηρία
Adler number: theta,350
Translated headword: beasts, wild animals
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] elephants. 'Beasts' also [sc. refers to] poisonous creatures, [e.g.] vipers, venomous spiders, snakes.[1]
"Prusias' associates became involved with his collection of beasts."[2]
Greek Original:
Θηρία: οἱ ἐλέφαντες. Θηρία καὶ τὰ δάκετα, ἔχιες, φαλάγγια, ὄφεις. ἐγίνοντο δὲ οἱ περὶ τὸν Προυσίαν περὶ τὴν τῶν θηρίων συναγωγήν.
Notes:
[1] cf. delta 20, theta 438.
[2] For 'Pr(o)usias' (the name of two successive kings of Bithynia ) cf. alpha 1333, alpha 3415, delta 926, epsilon 1529, etc. The present quotation -- its meaning less than pellucid -- was left unidentified by Adler, but latterly Favuzzi [see under alpha 1596] 205 finds vocabulary-based grounds for assigning both it and kappa 1571 (q.v.) to Polybius.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; zoology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 23 February 2008@22:49:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; supplied notes and more keywords) on 24 February 2008@08:24:54.
David Whitehead on 3 January 2013@07:41:05.
David Whitehead (expanded and modified n.2) on 4 June 2013@04:48:29.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 29 November 2018@10:23:21.

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