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Headword: *)aphliasth/s
Adler number: alpha,3154
Translated headword: lawcourt-shunner, non-juror
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] lawsuit-hater. [sc. The term occurs] in Aristophanes.
Greek Original:
*)aphliasth/s: miso/dikos. para\ *)aristofa/nei.
Aristophanes, Birds 110 (in the dual: web address 1), with scholion.
The heliaia was a public hall at Athens where an ancient lawcourt was held. See generally eta 217, eta 218, eta 219.
Aristophanes is perhaps also playing on heliaia and helios, suggesting a second meaning "not fond of basking in the sun."
M.H. Hansen, "The Athenian Heliaia from Solon to Aristotle," Classica et Mediaevalia 33 (1982) 9-47 (reprinted with addenda in his The Athenian Ecclesia II (Copenhagen 1989) 219-261)
Aristophanes, Birds, edited with introduction and commentary by Nan Dunbar (Oxford 1995) 168-9
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 July 2000@02:26:34.
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David Whitehead (augmented headword and notes; added bibliography and keyword) on 16 March 2001@06:15:49.
Catharine Roth (Adjusted link.) on 16 March 2001@11:11:14.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 2 April 2009@17:28:31.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 29 March 2012@06:07:42.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 31 March 2012@00:50:30.
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