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Headword: *xerro/nhsos
Adler number: chi,215
Translated headword: Cherronesos, Chersonesos, Chersonese
Vetting Status: high
A territory of Thrace. Also a city [sc. there] tributary to the Athenians, fertile for growing cereals; hence the Athenians also used to import grain [sc. from it].[1] [The people] whom Kleon might shake.
Greek Original:
*xerro/nhsos: *qra/|khs xw/ra. kai\ po/lis u(potelh\s toi=s *)aqhnai/ois, eu)/foros ei)s purw=n gewrgi/an: o(/qen kai\ e)sitagw/goun oi( *)aqhnai=oi. ou(\s *kle/wn die/seie.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 262 (web address 1), which actually refers to Athenian cleruchs (settlers) there. For Kleon see kappa 1731. See generally OCD(4) p.308, under Chersonesus(1).
[1] Aristotle, Rhetoric 3.10.7; cf. R. K├Ârpe and M.F. Yavuz, 'The Harbors of the Thracian Chersonese', Archaeological Institute of America 108th Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Diego, 2007, 5 (web address 2).
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Keywords: agriculture; biography; botany; comedy; definition; economics; food; geography; history; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@03:51:15.
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David Whitehead (added keywords) on 6 September 2002@05:36:11.
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