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Headword: *para/shmos r(h/twr
Adler number: pi,431
Translated headword: counterfeit orator
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [uses the phrase].[1] It is a metaphorical expression from coins, which they call counterfeit: either because they are engraved by the moneychangers with some sign, which shows their worthlessness; [or] because they are forged and debased.
Greek Original:
*para/shmos r(h/twr: *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| u(pe\r *kthsifw=ntos. e)k metafora=s ei)/rhtai a)po\ tw=n nomisma/twn, a(\ kalou=si para/shma: h)/toi o(/ti u(poxara/ttetai u(po\ tw=n a)rguramoibw=n shmei/w| tini, o(\ th\n faulo/thta dhloi=: e)peidh\ paratetu/pwtai kai\ parakexa/raktai.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. (who goes on to cite Demosthenes 24.213).
[1] Demosthenes 18.242 (web address 1).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; imagery; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@08:07:08.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link and keyword; set status) on 19 March 2004@01:42:08.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 19 March 2004@03:39:17.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 October 2005@06:42:33.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 14 July 2011@11:06:45.
Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 18 July 2011@12:05:05.
David Whitehead on 5 September 2013@06:05:32.


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