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Headword: Διὸς ψῆφος
Adler number: delta,1213
Translated headword: Zeus's tribunal, Zeus's vote
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Thus it is called, in which Athena and Poseidon were judged. Cratinus in Archilochoi [writes]: "where they are called chairs and game-boards of great Zeus."[1] For the place, in which they were judged, is called Zeus's tribunal. The saying applies to things which are divine and inviolable.[2]
Greek Original:
Διὸς ψῆφος: οὕτως καλεῖται, ἐν ᾧ Ἀθηνᾶ καὶ Ποσειδῶν ἐκρίθησαν. Κρατῖνος Ἀρχιλόχοις: ἔνθα Διὸς μεγάλου θᾶκοι πεσσοί τε καλοῦνται. ὁ γὰρ τόπος, ἐν ᾧ ἐκρίθησαν, Διὸς ψῆφος καλεῖται. τάττεται δὲ ἡ παροιμία ἐπὶ τῶν ἱερῶν καὶ ἀθίκτων.
Notes:
Likewise or similarly in other lexica.
The contest between Athena and Poseidon for patronage of Athens was shown on the west pediment of the Parthenon; see also e.g. Herodotus 8.55, Pausanias 1.24.3.
[1] Cratinus fr.7 Kock (and K.-A).
[2] Apostolius 6.20 and other paroemiographers.
Keywords: art history; comedy; daily life; definition; law; mythology; proverbs; religion
Translated by: James Hicks on 21 January 2004@19:59:04.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (modified translation) on 21 January 2004@20:07:49.
David Whitehead (modified headword; supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 22 January 2004@03:09:30.
David Whitehead (another note; cosmetics) on 13 July 2012@04:32:06.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2013@08:58:19.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 23 December 2014@03:48:09.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 11 November 2015@07:49:27.

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