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Headword: *)arxei=a
Adler number: alpha,4089
Translated headword: archives
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning the place] where the public papers are deposited, a paper-preserve; or the places of the judges; alternatively [spelled] a)rxai=a, as Xenophon [does in book] 8 of Histories.[1]
"He brought his sons into the speed-writing section of the ministry which dealt with archives."[2]
Greek Original:
*)arxei=a: e)/nqa oi( dhmo/sioi xa/rtai a)po/keintai, xartofula/kia: h)\ ta\ xwri/a tw=n kritw=n: h)\ a)rxai=a, w(s *cenofw=n *(istoriw=n h#. tou\s de\ ui(e/as perih=gen e)s th\n e)s ta/xos gra/fousan moi=ran th=s peri\ ta\ a)rxei=a diakoni/as.
[1] (Same material in other lexica.) Not the Hellenica, as one might have supposed, but the Cyropaedia (8.5.17 and 8.6.10 - note, though, that some editions print a)rxei=a in both places).
[2] For "the speed-writing section" cf. gamma 438, attributed to Procopius.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2001@06:31:51.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 25 August 2002@10:35:22.
William Hutton (set status) on 27 June 2003@06:52:54.
Catharine Roth (tweaks, betacode) on 29 December 2009@01:28:42.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 23 April 2012@06:07:23.
David Whitehead on 1 September 2015@03:14:26.


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