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Headword: Agora
Adler number: alpha,299
Translated headword: agora, assembly, market-place
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the [sc. place of] assembly, whence Nestor [is] an a)gorhth/s ['agora-man'];[1] also the place where the wares are sold, and the wares themselves.
Greek Original:
Agora: hê ekklêsia, hothen ho Nestôr agorêtês: kai ho topos, entha piprasketai ta ônia, kai auta ta ônia.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Acharnians 21, where the phrase 'in the agora' occurs (web address 1).
For the various senses of a)gora/, see LSJ entry at web address 2.
[1] Homer uses this term of Nestor at Iliad 1.248 etc.; see also Aristophanes, Clouds 1057; and cf. alpha 313.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; epic; mythology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 2 February 2001@21:14:22.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 29 April 2002@07:02:00.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 January 2012@09:16:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 5 January 2012@11:37:25.
David Whitehead on 9 April 2015@08:56:25.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 9 April 2015@09:46:27.


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