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Headword: *telw/nhs
Adler number: tau,289
Translated headword: tax-collector, publican
Vetting Status: high
The name of "tax-collector" was reviled among the ancients; and [the name] of Kleon, because he was a tax-collector and collected taxes beyond what was due, as Aristophanes says.
Greek Original:
*telw/nhs: diebe/blhto para\ toi=s palaioi=s to\ tou= telw/nou o)/noma: kai\ tou= *kle/wnos o)/ntos telw/nou kai\ u(pe\r to\ te/los telwnou=ntos: w(/s fhsin *)aristofa/nhs.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Knights 248, where the headword occurs in the accusative case (web address 1).
For Kleon see kappa 1731. For telw/nhs, see also tau 287, tau 288, tau 290.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 8 December 2012@01:09:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (another x-ref; more keywords; tweaking) on 9 December 2012@04:13:21.
David Whitehead on 8 January 2014@09:39:11.


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