From: Bill W. Rodgers (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 03 1999 - 22:46:24 EST
George Blaisdell wrote:
> >From: "Bill W. Rodgers"
> > My rough translation of Epigram 213:
> >"And Colophon, the city seen from afar,
> >produced two sons excellent in
> >wisdom. The PRWTOTOKOS was Homer
> >and later came Nicander. Both were
> >loved by the Muses in the heavens."
> >If you follow the comment about metaphorical use in LSJ then perhaps
> >first in rank was intended here. Certainly Nicander was no match for
> >Homer. But first-born in time would also work!
> Nice work, Bill ~
> If your translation of 'later' is correct, then PRWTOTOKOS would
> certainly seem to mean 'earlier' or 'first in time' here.
> Could you possibly grace us with the Greek text of this passage?
> George Blaisdell
> Roslyn, WA
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George: As per your request:
KAI KOLOFWN ARIDHLOS ENI PTOLIESSI TETUKTAI DOIOUS QREYAMENA PAIDAS ARISTONOOUS, PRWTOTOKON MEN OMHRON, ATAR NIKANDRON EPEITA, AMFOTEROUS MOUSAIS OURANIHiSI FILOUS.
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