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Headword: *memiltwme/non
Adler number: mu,564
Translated headword: miltos-soaked
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [writes]: "they are fleeing the miltos-soaked rope." Since the Athenians were idle as regards the meetings, two attendants used to stretch out a miltos-soaked rope through the agora and chase the mob into the assembly, as Plato the comic poet says. And those who were dyed had to pay a fine.
Greek Original:
*memiltwme/non: *)aristofa/nhs: to\ sxoini/on feu/gousi to\ memiltwme/non. e)pei\ o)knhrw=s ei)=xon oi( *)aqhnai=oi pro\s ta\s suno/dous, ei)w/qasin u(phre/tai b# memiltwme/non sxoini/on e)ktei/nontes dia\ th=s a)gora=s diw/kein to\n o)/xlon ei)s th\n e)kklhsi/an, w(/s fhsi *pla/twn o( kwmiko/s. o(/soi de\ e)xri/onto, e)ce/tinon zhmi/an.
See under sigma 1810, a fuller version of this entry, for notes and link.
Keywords: comedy; constitution; daily life; economics; ethics; history; law; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 November 2001@02:55:28.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics; augmented note; set status) on 5 December 2003@14:59:12.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2011@08:27:36.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@08:36:44.


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