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Headword: *melei/rhnes
Adler number: mu,483
Translated headword: melleirenes
Vetting Status: high
[A term for] the more senior of the boys.
Greek Original:
*melei/rhnes: tw=n pai/dwn oi( presbu/teroi.
sc. in Sparta. The word (which should have double lambda rather than the single one of the Suda mss) means "(those) about to be eirenes" -- the eiren (epsiloniota 189) being the Spartan 20-year-old.
This entry perhaps, as Adler suggests, derives from glosses on Plutarch, Lycurgus 17, where the names of all six teenage year-groups are given.
Keywords: children; daily life; definition; geography; historiography; history
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 July 2004@10:49:36.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, status) on 8 July 2004@15:31:15.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 9 July 2004@03:30:32.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 6 October 2005@10:09:41.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:10:14.


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