(116); before final publication, Pope's translation of the was delivered to subscribers in instalments.Lab.135(105)
hens, once Macedonia's natural (a mixture of old Spanish and some Hebrew).Salonika's Jewish colony was greatly augmented in the fifteenth and sixteenth from Spain.Lab.135(105)
Macao A Portuguese colony on the South China Sea, the earliest European port in the Far East, dating from the sixteenth century.It was later identified with smuggling and gambling.Lab.135(105)
A Greek island in the Cyclades said to be the burial place of Homer.Lab.
Thebes Hekatompylos (Tebas Hekatompilos) The ancient capital of Boeotia, home of the mythical king Oedipus and the scenthe epithet 'Hekatompylos', 'with a hundred gates', is applied to Thebes by Homer in his list of the Trojan allies to(120): the king of Thebes who saw two suns refers to Euripides' us, the city's founder,in the Dionysian rites and sent mad; he appears on the stage in a daze and utters the words: 'Why now! I seem to see two suns; a double Thebes; / Our city's walls with seven gates appears double.' Lab.135 (106)
Diocletian, Gaius Aurelius Valerius (Diocleciano) (245-313) Roman emperor from ministration of the vast empire by sharing his power with Maximian, a colleague at arms, and in 293 with two assistants.The empire was divided into four parts, each controlled by one of its four Caesars who were united by religious bonds and later by ties of marriage.Lab.135 (106): Diocletian was in charge of Thrace, Asia and Egypt.
In 296 he led his army to quell the rebellion of Achilleus in Egyptaccomplishment of this task.Lab.135(106)
ea, founded in memory of his mother by Ptolemy Philadelphus in the third century BC.
Mauretania (Mauritanos) An ancient kingdom in north ngs of Mauretania became Roman vassals Roman Empire by the Emperor Claudius arebellions against the Roman army led by Maximian, the Emperor's colleague.
Great in 332/1 BC.Lab.136 (106) refers to the war of the Romans against Egypt whose capital Alexandria became.In 30 BC Octavian (later Augustus) overthrew the last of the Ptolemies.The many rebellions were put down.
Lab.125 (95)had become a focus of Hellenistic and Jewi Mars (Marte) Lab.136(106) Aleph
malayas, runs through the northern plain of
In Greek mythology the destination of heroes to whom the Gods had granted immortality.Lab.136(106)
Pactolus (Pactolo) A river in Lydia (now Turkey), famous for the gold contained in
Getulia) nding from the Atlas Mountains to the Atlantic coast.
In the second century BC the people of Gaetulia joined Jugurtha (d.104 BC), king of Numidia, in his resistance to Rome.After became Roman subjects in AD 40, the Romans made frequent sorties in Gaetulia.entirely subordinated), the Gaetulians servEmpire.Lab.
136(107) Aleph 9
ile, of which extensive ruins remain
One of various races or tribes of men (chiefly ancient or prehistoric) ural or artificial); a cave-dweller, cave-man.
[from: The * * * Pliny describes the inhabitants of the most remote parts of the North African desert beyond Gaetulia.Among these he mentions the troglodytes who 'duse them as habitations, feed on the flesh speak not in words but in shrieks'.[from:
were imprisoned by Zeus.Later it became a general term for the underworld.
and gods or demons, in form partly human and partly bestial, supposed to be the companions of Bacchus.In Greek art of the pre-Roman period the satyr was represented with the ears and tail of a horse.Roman sculptors assimilated it in some degree to the faun of their native mythology, giving to it the ears, tail,ithout precedent either in the LXX or the Vulgate) to the hairy demons or monsters of Semitic superstition, supposed to inhabit deserts.
[from: The Oxford English Dictionary Crete (Creta) A Greek island in the south Aegean.[...]
Marcus Flaminius Rufus (Marco Flaminio Rufo) A fictional Latin name with the connotation 'flame' and 'red' (Rufus), contrasthilus, an 'earthen man, with grey eyes and grey beard' (see Christ,
'Argos This dog lying in the manure' (`Este perro tirado en el estircol) In the Odysseus' faithful dog, who is the first to recognise him had raised and trained the dog but never hunted with him before leaving Argos is lying 'on the deep pile of dung' which is to be used for manure: 'Now, as he perceived that Odysseus had come close to him, / he wagged his tail, and laid back both his ears...' and died ( Thessaly (Tesalia) An area of north-central Greece inhabited at least since 1000 BC in which was situated the beautiful Vale of Tempo.Thessaly passed to Macedon in 344 BC and two centuries later became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.
143 (113): the river mentioned here c Homer (Homero) The first and greatest Greek poet, of Ionian origin, who seems to h centuries BC: the author of the both of which were transmitted orally (how far our present texts were remodelled by others remains a matter of dispute).According to legend Homer was blind.
Nothing is known about him, but the homogeneity of the language and inspiration of the two poems, together with the consistency of their characters, points
studied at length the many translations of Homer's poems and discussed their different merits, displaying a partiality for the versions of Pope.He was particularly interested in the range of interpretations that emerge in the intrinsically Homer's and what the original meaning of a text105).Borges also felt a certain affinity with Homer, no doubt heigHomer, on losing his sight, realised that poetry was his destiny: compelled to look for experience within himself, he gained in inspiration (9-13).
Lab.138 (108): 'the rich Trojans from Zelea...': these 'words in Greek' which the narrator of 'The Immortal' repeats in his delirium
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