Tuesday, April 14, 2015

CYNNANE ‘THE ILLYRIAN’? THE PERILS OF ONOMASTICS

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=9633548&fileId=S0009838814000561


The Classical Quarterly (New Series)

Shorter Notes

CYNNANE ‘THE ILLYRIAN’? THE PERILS OF ONOMASTICS  *

Jens Bartels 

Historisches Seminar der Universität Zürich
Stating that Olympias and Eurydice fought the first war ever between women, Duris of Samos explained the behaviour of Eurydice by reporting that she learned the art of war from Cynnane ‘the Illyrian’ (ἀσκηθεῖσαν τὰ πολεμικὰ παρὰ Κυννάνῃ τῇ Ἰλλυρίδι).

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