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date: 27 November 2022

Arimaspeanslocked

Arimaspeanslocked

  • Alan H. Griffiths

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A fabulous one-eyed tribe from the distant north whose name (Ἀριμασποί) *Herodotus (1) claims to be able to derive from Scythian arima ‘one’, spou ‘eye’ (4. 27; cf. 3. 116 and 4. 13). He and *Aeschylus (PV803–6) know them as a people engaged in a perpetual attempt to steal a hoard of gold guarded by griffins—just as the Indians try to take that of the giant ants (Hdt.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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