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Subject: Re: Penthesilea
Author: Pavlos   (guest, 213.5.233.81)
Date: February 15, 2006 at 12:23:57 AM
Reply to: Re: Penthesilea by Kassios
...such a name makes sense, metaphorically speaking, for a Amazon queen who "meant business" in the battlefield.

A more diachronic pseudo-etymology of Penthesilea could be: "penthera" (mother-in-law) and "eilo" (grip), i.e., "caught in the clutches of one's mother-in-law" :P

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