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Headword: *au)tokra/tores
Adler number: alpha,4503
Translated headword: with full powers, plenipotentiary
Vetting Status: high
Meaning those who have power over these decisions. Aristophanes in Birds [writes]: "we have come with full powers as far as all these things go."[1]
Greek Original:
*au)tokra/tores: a)nti\ tou= tou/twn tw=n dogma/twn kratou=ntes. *)aristofa/nhs *)/ornisi: tou/twn pe/ri pa/ntwn au)tokra/tores h(/komen.
cf. generally alpha 4501 and alpha 4503. The present headword, extracted from the quotation given, is nominative plural.
[1] Aristophanes, Birds 1595 (web address 1), preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 2 August 2001@18:02:28.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and translation; added keywords) on 3 August 2001@04:30:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 August 2002@05:58:48.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 3 May 2012@06:46:55.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 21 December 2015@21:57:23.


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