Re: CHAT: The Pythia (was: hi brethren)
|From:||BP Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 27, 2000, 12:18|
At 07:02 26.3.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote:
>At 8:54 pm +0100 25/3/00, BP Jonsson wrote:
> >At 06:56 25.3.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote:
> >>Apollo was an ancient god. His name is not of IE
> >>origin; he was taken into the eventual Greek pantheon from a non-Greek
> >>source, presumably one which existed in the Aegean area before the
> >>pre-Greek IE speakers move there.
> >We do have some evidence supporting his pre-Greek presence in the area: his
> >un-Greek name in Etruscan -- _Apuru_ -- and the assertion of Roman writers
> >that Apulia was named after him by the Etruscans.
>If this is so, then the hesitation between 'apur-' and 'apul-' are further
>pointers to a non-IE origin and also to Apollo's being a pre-Greek god.
>The Etruscans would've kept a form closer to the Greek if he'd been passed
>to them from the Greeks themselves.
Precisely my point(s)!
"Doubt grows with knowledge" -Goethe