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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/: h( e)kklhsi/a, o(/qen o( *ne/stwr a)gorhth/s: kai\ o( to/pos, e)/nqa pipra/sketai ta\ w)/nia, kai\ au)ta\ ta\ w)/nia.
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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