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Headword: Βάραθρον
Adler number: beta,100
Translated headword: cleft, pit
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A deep place where, at Athens, criminals and men sentenced to death were thrown in;[1] just as the Spartans [threw such people] into the Keadas.[2]
Greek Original:
Βάραθρον: τόπος βαθὺς, ὅπου οἱ κακοῦργοι ἐμβάλλονται Ἀθήνησι καὶ οἱ ἐπὶ θανάτῳ: ὥσπερ εἰς τὸν Κεάδαν οἱ Λακεδαιμόνιοι.
Notes:
Similar material, variously, in other lexica and scholia.
[1] See already beta 99 and further under beta 101.
[2] On the Keadas/Kaiadas/Kaietas see D.M. MacDowell, Spartan Law (Edinburgh 1986) 144-6, and further under kappa 1212 and, especially, kappa 1161.
Keywords: definition; ethics; geography; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 June 2001@04:43:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 December 2001@20:15:29.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 17 September 2002@06:05:40.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 17 September 2003@00:07:41.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 21 May 2012@05:52:34.
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