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Headword: *muzh/sas
Adler number: mu,1382
Translated headword: having sucked
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes had poison under the seal on his ring, and he sucked on it and died.
Greek Original:
*muzh/sas: o( de\ *dhmosqe/nhs fa/rmakon e)/xwn u(po\ th=| sfragi=di, muzh/sas a)pe/qane.
From an account of the suicide of the Athenian orator and statesman Demosthenes in 322 BCE: see delta 456, and cf. also delta 454.
For ring-seals see sigma 1757.
Keywords: biography; botany; history; medicine; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 October 2003@19:31:05.
Vetted by:
Ross Scaife ✝ (set status) on 14 October 2003@20:24:28.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 17 January 2005@07:25:18.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2013@08:49:45.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 27 September 2020@01:57:22.
Catharine Roth on 27 September 2020@02:02:46.


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