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Headword: *dhmo/sios
Adler number: delta,460
Translated headword: public
Vetting Status: high
They call the slaves of the city "public."[1]
Kingship [is] a possession of things held in common, but the people's things [are] not kingship's possessions. Therefore the forcible and violent collection of taxes should be hated as tyrannical insolence, but the reasoned and benevolent requests for contributions should be honored as concern for the communal welfare.[2]
Greek Original:
*dhmo/sios: dhmosi/ous le/gousi tou\s th=s po/lews dou/lous. o(/ti h( basilei/a kth=ma tw=n koinw=n, a)ll' ou) ta\ dhmo/sia th=s basilei/as kth/mata. dio\ ta\s e)c a)na/gkhs kai\ meq' u(/brews ei)spra/ceis w(/sper turannika\s a)kolasi/as misei=n dei=, ta\s de\ su\n lo/gw| kai\ filanqrwpi/a| tw=n ei)sforw=n a)paith/seis w(/sper khdemoni/an tima=n.
The unglossed headword (compare delta 459) is masculine nominative singular of this adjective. It is illustrated by both substantive parts of the entry (which contain, respectively, its masculine accusative plural and neuter nominative plural).
[1] Abridged from Harpokration s.v., an entry prompted by Demosthenes 2.19 (web address 1), and also citing Aeschines 1.54.
[2] Copied here from beta 148.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; law; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 22 December 2000@01:41:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead on 26 March 2001@04:03:17.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 5 December 2005@06:20:34.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks) on 4 July 2011@10:21:37.
David Whitehead (tweaks to tr) on 22 May 2012@05:39:30.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note and link) on 25 August 2013@21:20:29.
David Whitehead (expanded primary note; tweak) on 18 October 2015@05:00:36.
Catharine Roth (changed link) on 19 October 2015@00:51:51.


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