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Headword: *)arxairesi/a
Adler number: alpha,4078
Translated headword: magistrate-election
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] making a choice in respect of officials.
Also [sc. attested is the Ionic form] a)rxairesi/h, [meaning] to live by the favour of the masses, or to make voluntary contributions of money. Herodotus [sc. uses the word].[1]
Greek Original:
*)arxairesi/a: peri\ a)rxw=n e)klogh/. kai\ *)arxairesi/h, to\ pro\s xa/rin pollw=n zh=n, h)\ to\ e)pido/seis xrhma/twn poiei=sqai. *(hro/dotos.
Likewise in ps.-Zonaras.
[1] Herodotus 6.58.3 (web address 1 below), on the ten-day suspension of elections in Sparta whenever a king dies. The Herodotus passage, in other words, illustrates the first rather than the second of the two meanings of archairesia given here. The second, albeit deriving from glosses on another passage in Herodotus (6.58.3), reflects post-classical usage.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; historiography; law; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 8 April 2001@19:09:10.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented note; added keyword) on 22 April 2001@08:52:19.
David Whitehead (added keyword; restorative cosmetics) on 5 August 2002@09:00:46.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 1 December 2005@07:26:08.
Catharine Roth (updated link, added keyword) on 10 November 2011@01:28:40.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 10 November 2011@03:16:23.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@02:57:53.


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