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Headword: *dasmo/s
Adler number: delta,82
Translated headword: dasmos, tribute
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] division,[1] first-fruits of tribute.
Xenophon [writes]: "they found 17 colts raised for tribute to the king."[2]
And elsewhere: "fearing Minos' fleet, the Athenians and decided to bring tribute to Crete, whomever they [sc. the Cretans] might claim."[3]
Greek Original:
*dasmo/s: merismo/s, fo/rou a)parxh/. *cenofw=n: eu(=ron de\ kai\ pw/lous ei)s dasmo\n basilei= trefome/nous iz#. kai\ au)=qis: *)aqhnai=oi de\ dei/santes to\n *mi/nwos sto/lon u(pe/sthsan dasmo\n oi)/sein ei)s *krh/thn, o(/n tina a)\n e)kei=noi dikaiw/seian.
cf. delta 80, delta 81, delta 83.
[1] From the scholia to Homer, Iliad 1.166.
[2] Xenophon, Anabasis 4.5.24 (web address 1 below).
[3] Attributed to Nicolaus of Damascus by Bernhardy. In any event, the topic is evidently the youths-and-maidens "tribute" for the Minotaur.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; economics; epic; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; zoology
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 20 July 2002@13:31:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 July 2002@06:08:17.
William Hutton (modified headword, cosmetics) on 16 July 2003@04:41:53.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 October 2005@09:47:53.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 14 June 2012@07:53:31.
David Whitehead on 6 October 2015@10:34:10.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 12 July 2016@01:14:54.


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