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Headword: *me/lhtoi
Adler number: mu,498
Translated headword: Meletos-es
Vetting Status: high
[Meletos-es] and Anytos-es.
Greek Original:
*me/lhtoi kai\ *)/anutoi.
Whatever the application of this pair of plurals (which occur the other way round in Lucian, Philostratus and elsewhere), their origin must lie in the fact that a Meletos and an Anytos were the two principal prosecutors of Socrates in Athens in 399 BCE; cf. alpha 2800, mu 495, mu 496.
Keywords: biography; dialects, grammar, and etymology; history; law; philosophy; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@06:14:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added keyword, set status) on 4 December 2003@23:02:20.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 5 December 2003@03:29:22.
David Whitehead (internal rearrangement) on 5 December 2003@03:30:21.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@04:53:12.


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