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Headword: *)ekfulloforei=n
Adler number: epsilon,721
Translated headword: to leaf out
Vetting Status: high
Those who had held a certain public office, if they were examined by the council and caught out [sc. in wrongdoing], the councillors used to write their names on olive leaves and place [sc. the leaves] inside the jars. And at the same time the proof about them was also written on the leaves.
Greek Original:
*)ekfulloforei=n: oi( a)rxh/n tina a)/rcantes, a)\n eu)quno/menoi u(po\ th=s boulh=s a(lw=sin, e)n fu/llois e)lai/as ta\ o)no/mata au)tw=n e)ne/grafon oi( bouleutai/, kai\ kaqia=sin ei)s tou\s e)xi/nous. a(/ma te h( peri\ au)tw=n pi/stis prosenegra/feto toi=s fu/llois.
The main substantive flaw of this generally feeble entry is a failure to realize (and convey) the fact that ekphyllophoria was a procedure for internal discipline WITHIN the classical Athenian Council. See further under epsilon 722.
Keywords: botany; constitution; ethics; history; law; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 31 October 2000@08:14:13.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 9 September 2002@01:12:22.
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 9 September 2002@04:32:49.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 14 March 2011@06:22:17.
David Whitehead on 6 July 2011@09:46:09.


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