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Headword: Δαρεικούς
Adler number: delta,72
Translated headword: Darics
Vetting Status: high
It was a gold currency, which Darius first devised.[1]
When Xerxes sent an envoy to him and offered him three thousand Darics, [Aristides] said that he had no use for Persian wealth, living the life he did. He happened to be serving low-grade bread.[2]
The army of this Darius was counted, and apart from the navy 700,000 were found together with the cavalry. Against the Scythians 600 ships were assembled.[3]
Greek Original:
Δαρεικούς: νόμισμά τι ἦν χρυσοῦν, ὅπερ Δαρεῖος πρῶτος ἐπενόησεν. ὅτι Ξέρξης ὡς αὐτὸν πρεσβευσαμένου Ἀριστείδου καὶ τρισχιλίους δαρεικοὺς αὐτῷ διδόντος, οὐδὲν ἐπιστρέφεσθαι ἔφη τοῦ Περσικοῦ πλούτου τοιαύτῃ χρώμενος διαίτῃ. ἔτυχε δὲ οὐκ ἐπιμελῆ τὸν ἄρτον προσφερόμενος. τούτου τοῦ Δαρείου ἠριθμήθη ὁ στρατός, καὶ εὑρέθησαν μυριάδες χωρὶς τοῦ ναυτικοῦ σὺν ἱππεῦσιν ο#. νέες δὲ ἑξακόσιαι συνελέγησαν ἐπὶ Σκύθας.
The headword is accusative plural. See also delta 73.
[1] Likewise in other lexica.
[2] For this story see already alpha 3903.
[3] cf. Herodotus 4.87.1 (web address 1).
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Translated by: James L. P. Butrica ✝ on 25 February 2000@13:35:29.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; modified translation; added note and keywords) on 25 March 2001@09:14:56.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 10 September 2003@08:31:28.
Catharine Roth (cosmetics; fixed wrong note number noticed by Andrew Smith) on 10 October 2004@19:07:12.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 10 October 2004@19:09:45.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 10 November 2005@10:41:40.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 June 2012@06:57:14.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 15 June 2012@12:42:19.


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