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Headword: Ὑπερέσχεθε γαίης
Adler number: upsilon,268
Translated headword: stood over the earth
Vetting Status: high
Concerning the sun Homer says, through a heroic character,[1] that its risings occur above the earth, but he himself [says] that it occurs from the ocean.[2]
Greek Original:
Ὑπερέσχεθε γαίης: Ὅμηρος περὶ ἡλίου φησὶν ἐξ ἡρωϊκοῦ προσώπου ὑπὲρ γῆν τὰς ἀνατολὰς εἶναι, ὁ δὲ αὐτὸς ἐκ τοῦ ἰδίου προσώπου ἐξ ὠκεανοῦ.
The headword comes from Homer, Iliad 11.735 (web address 1), the gloss from the A scholia thereto. The same verse is quoted in phi 16 (q.v.); see also Hesychius s.v. ὑπερέσχεθε γαίης .
[1] Nestor.
[2] Homer, Iliad 7.422 (web address 2). For Ocean see omega 43.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; epic; geography; science and technology
Translated by: Ioannis Doukas on 15 October 2007@21:22:55.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, cross-reference, status) on 16 October 2007@01:11:40.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; cosmetics) on 16 October 2007@03:10:29.
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