Re: Persia 26: Theseus Returns to Athens of Pericl

Charles, in your list of characters you propose translated names for some of the characters but not all. I would therefor propose just a couple, thus Hippolytus might equal Little Horse; and Pittheus might equal Filled with Pity?

Or maybe not?

But, as you seem to recognize, these names were probably all full of meaning to the people who first heard or read them. Since Pittheus adopted the orphan, there was "pity" involved? Since Hippo means horse then lytus, might well equal either "Light" as in not big or heavy, or "Light" as in shining, etc.

You do note that I do a lot of sound alikes? chuckle



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