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Headword: *)apoxeirotonhqh=nai
Adler number: alpha,3649
Translated headword: to be voted down, to be rejected
Vetting Status: high
[Used] with a genitive. [Meaning] to be turned down, to be rejected as unfit. Aristophanes [writes]: "bringing to the city a basket full of peace-offerings she [= the goddess Peace] was rejected three times in the assembly."[1] For in the time of Kleonymos, when Spartan envoys had come, there was dissent in the assembly, when Kleon spoke against [them].[2]
And elsewhere: "Philippicus was rejected straightway and the king appointed Comentiolus general."[3]
Greek Original:
*)apoxeirotonhqh=nai: genikh=|. a)postrafh=nai, a)podokimasqh=nai. *)aristofa/nhs: spondw=n fe/rousa th=| po/lei ki/sthn ple/an a)poxeirotonhqh=nai tri\s e)n th=| e)kklhsi/a|. e)pi\ *klewnu/mou ga\r presbeusame/nwn *lakedaimoni/wn e)stasi/asan e)n th=| e)kklhsi/a|, a)nteipo/ntos *kle/wnos. kai\ au)=qis: o( de\ *filippiko\s a)poxeirotonei=tai parauti/ka kai\ *komenti/olon o( basileu\s strathgo\n a)ni/sthsin.
[1] Aristophanes, Peace 666-667 (web address 1 below). Comment from the scholia there follows: see next note.
[2] A debased version -- for "Kleonymos" read Kleon -- of Philochorus FGrH 328 F128, on events of 425/4 BCE (cf. Thucydides 4.41.3-4).
[3] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 3.5.16; again at kappa 1990.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; law; military affairs
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 9 August 2001@23:01:32.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 10 August 2001@06:29:00.
David Whitehead (added keywords) on 22 August 2002@09:35:38.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 9 April 2012@04:48:58.
David Whitehead on 30 August 2015@04:47:09.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticules) on 12 October 2015@00:56:32.


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