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Headword: *kerameiko/s
Adler number: kappa,1354
Translated headword: Kerameikos, Ceramicus, Potters' Quarter
Vetting Status: high
A place in Athens, where those who died in battle were buried, as Menekles and Kallistrates[1] say in writings about the Athenians in this manner. There is also a deme [named] Kerameikos.[2] On every side are stelai for those who were buried at public expense, which contain inscriptions [specifying] where each man died.
Anacharsis the Scythian, a philosopher, invented the anchor and the potter's wheel.[3]
Greek Original:
*kerameiko/s: to/pos *)aqh/nhsin, e)/nqa oi( e)n pole/mw| a)nairou/menoi e)qa/ptonto, w(s *meneklh=s kai\ *kallistra/ths peri\ *)aqhnai/wn suggra/mmasi/ fasin ou(/tws. e)/sti de\ kai\ dh=mos *kerameiko/s. ei)si\ de\ e)/nqen kai\ e)/nqen sth=lai e)pi\ toi=s dhmosi/a| teqamme/nois, e)/xousai e)pigrafa/s, pou= e(/kastos a)pe/qanen. o(/ti *)ana/xarsis *sku/qhs, filo/sofos, eu(=ren a)/gkuran kai\ to\n kerameiko\n troxo/n.
The main paragraph of this entry comes from the scholia to Aristophanes, Birds 395, where the headword occurs. See also kappa 1355, kappa 1356, kappa 1357.
[1] Or (more probably) Kallikrates; cf. epsilon 3029.
[2] More exactly Kerameis: see kappa 1360.
[3] Quoted here (because of the pottery connection) from alpha 2130.
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Translated by: Norita Dobyns on 24 February 2004@19:37:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented headword; supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 25 February 2004@03:35:09.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 2 September 2005@06:31:03.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 21 November 2005@06:35:38.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 18 February 2013@07:02:55.
David Whitehead (another note) on 2 April 2014@06:21:10.


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