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Headword: *)apotumpa/nison
Adler number: alpha,3620
Translated headword: plank-execute!
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] murder something mercilessly![1]
See [sc. for something similar] under tumpani/zetai.[2]
Greek Original:
*)apotumpa/nison: a)nhlew=s ti fo/neuson. zh/tei e)n tw=| tumpani/zetai.
[1] Same glossing of this aorist infinitive in other lexica; it must be quoted from somewhere but is not independently attested.
[2] (tau 1165.) See also pi 485. MacDowell (1978) 255: 'the condemned man was fastened to an upright board by five iron bands around his neck, wrists and ankles secured by nails. He either died from exposure and starvation or perhaps was strangled by the iron collar. This method was used for persons condemned to death for homicide, and also for traitors and thieves'. A note there cites Lysias 13.56 & 67-8, Demosthenes 8.61, 19.137, 21.105, and the full discussion in MacDowell (1963) 111-13.
D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (1963)
D.M. MacDowell, The Law In Classical Athens (1978)
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; imagery; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 11 June 2001@13:15:30.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 June 2001@04:10:58.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaking) on 8 April 2012@05:47:00.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@04:09:17.
David Whitehead (modified headword; augmented notes and keywords; added bibliography) on 6 June 2021@03:59:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 6 June 2021@10:21:31.


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