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Headword: *qewri/s
Adler number: theta,221
Translated headword: theoris, [ship] of the sacred envoys
Vetting Status: high
A vessel at Athens, which used to be sent annually to Delos; after Theseus had prayed, when he went away to Crete[1], [the] Athenians used to send it out every year; and it was not permitted to carry out any sentence of death before its return. This is the reason why Socrates too was bound in prison for a long time, until the moment the theoris came back.[2]
Greek Original:
*qewri/s: ploi=on *)aqh/nhsin, h(\ kat' e)/tos ei)s *dh=lon e)pe/mpeto: h(\n eu)came/nou *qhse/ws, o(/te ei)s *krh/thn a)ph/|ei, kaq' e(/kaston e)/tos *)aqhnai=oi e)/pempon: kai\ ou)k e)ch=n a)xqei/shs, prinh\ e)panelqei=n, a)nairei=sqai/ tina katadi/khn. dia\ tou=to kai\ *swkra/ths e)de/deto e)n tw=| desmwthri/w| e)pi\ polu\n xro/non, e(/ws ou(= e)panh=ken h( qewri/s.
The vessel is mentioned briefly in Herodotus 6.87, and more fully at the beginning of Plato's Phaedo (58B), ancient comment on which gave rise to the present entry.
[1] To destroy the Minotaur.
[2] See under sigma 829.
Keywords: aetiology; biography; definition; geography; history; mythology; philosophy; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@05:25:56.
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Catharine Roth (added keywords) on 12 August 2003@01:42:53.
David Whitehead (added x-refs and keyword) on 12 August 2003@03:46:11.
David Whitehead (removed one x-ref) on 12 August 2003@03:49:22.
David Whitehead on 1 January 2013@06:43:20.


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