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Headword: *)axa/nh
Adler number: alpha,4671
Translated headword: achane
Vetting Status: high
It is a Persian measure, just like the artabe amongst Egyptians.[1] It measured 45 Attic medimnoi,[2] as Aristotle attests.[3] But others say that it is a box, into which those preparing for pilgrimages used to put their provisions.
Greek Original:
*)axa/nh: me/tron e)sti\ *persiko/n, w(/sper h( a)rta/bh para\ *ai)gupti/ois. e)xw/rei de\ medi/mnous *)attikou\s me#, w(s marturei= *)aristote/lhs. oi( de/ fasin, o(/ti ki/sth e)sti\n, ei)s h(\n kateti/qento tou\s e)pisitismou\s oi( e)pi\ ta\s qewri/as stello/menoi.
See generally LSJ s.v.
[1] From a scholium to Aristophanes, Acharnians 108, where the headword occurs. For the artabe see already alpha 4020.
[2] For the medimnos see generally mu 403.
[3] Aristotle fr.566 Rose, from the Constitution of the Orchomenians; it was evidently a Boiotian measure too.
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; food; geography; philosophy; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 June 2001@02:32:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes; added keywords) on 8 June 2001@05:10:02.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; restorative and other cosmetics) on 29 August 2002@03:45:17.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 9 May 2012@06:04:44.
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