Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek • Re: What is a βᾶρις?

Troy also had a Citadel
Homer, Odyssey 1.1
Tell me, O Muse, of the man of many devices, who wandered full many ways after he had sacked the sacred citadel of Troy.

ἄνδρα μοι ἔννεπε, μοῦσα, πολύτροπον, ὃς μάλα πολλὰ
πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν:
πτολίεθρον epic lengthd. from πτόλις
Euripides, The Trojan Women 595
Trojan citadel
πέργαμα Τροίας
πέργαμα citadel, acropolis, name for Pergamon .

This is another word of unknown etymology. cf. πύργος . Βύρσα, πέργαμος ?

πυργόω gird or fence with towers, Med., fortify, “ὀχυρά”
Euripides, The Trojan Women
Ah! Love, Love, who once sought these Dardanian halls, deep-seated in the hearts of heavenly gods, how high you made Troy to tower in those days

Ἔρως Ἔρως, ὃς τὰ Δαρδάνεια μέλαθρά ποτ᾽ ἦλθες
οὐρανίδαισι μέλων, ὡς τότε μὲν μεγάλως Τροίαν ἐπύργωσας,
πύργος in Latin is turris (τύρρις., τύρσις)

Doric π for τ; τέσσαρες πέμπε for τέτορες πέντε.
Doric κ for τ; ὅκα ἄλλοκα τῆνος for ὅτε ἄλλοτε κεῖνος.

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