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Headword: *kwlakre/tai
Adler number: kappa,2234
Translated headword: kolakretai, colacretae, ham-collectors
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the stewards of jury pay and of expenditures on the gods.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "you are gaping at the kolakretes, while what is being done escapes you."[2]
Greek Original:
*kwlakre/tai: oi( tami/ai tou= dikastikou= misqou= kai\ tw=n ei)s qeou\s a)nalwma/twn. *)aristofa/nhs: su\ de\ xaska/zeis to\n kwlakre/thn, to\ de\ pratto/meno/n se le/lhqen.
For these Athenian officials, of ancient origin (but abolished under the oligarchy of 411 BCE), see also kappa 2235.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; see the references at Photius kappa1294 Theodoridis.
[2] Aristophanes, Wasps 695 (web address 1); again at chi 146.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; definition; economics; food; history; law; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2001@06:16:35.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics; set status) on 23 October 2003@10:48:42.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 24 October 2003@03:16:36.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2005@07:48:59.
David Whitehead on 15 March 2013@04:52:12.


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