Talk:Damocles

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I put back the "more at σπάθη, "sabre"" phrase; the reason for it is that Damocles may have been more a legend than a real figure, and the "sabre" reference is possibly what his name is based on. Karajou 17:26, 11 June 2010 (EDT)

Do you have a reference for this? From what I know "Damocles" means something like "Fame of the people", and there are not many common consonants between DaMoCLeS and SPaTHe (sabre)... they seem to be completely different, unrelated words to me. --MarcoT 17:29, 11 June 2010 (EDT)

I did the article some months ago, and I think the reference came from a Greek-English translator; I've never heard of the "fame to the people" before, but I could be wrong in this. Karajou 17:31, 11 June 2010 (EDT)
Try this site: [1] δαμόκλειος σπάθη damokleios spathi; the sword is related to his name in this case, so it looks like I'm clearly wrong in this. Karajou 17:37, 11 June 2010 (EDT)
Here is a link to an etymological website: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=Damocles --MarcoT 17:42, 11 June 2010 (EDT)
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