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Headword: *)arxi/dion
Adler number: alpha,4109
Translated headword: petty office, minor post
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] an official position [expressed] diminutively. Aristophanes [writes]: "and if, on being allocated a petty office, you then wish to grab something".
Greek Original:
*)arxi/dion: u(pokoristikw=s h( a)rxh/. *)aristofa/nhs: ka)\n laxo/ntes a)rxi/dion, ei)=ta bou/lhsq' a(rpa/sai ti.
Aristophanes, Birds 1111 (web address 1), preceded by the gloss in the scholia there.
cf. Demosthenes 18.261.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 2 August 2001@06:10:03.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 26 August 2002@00:39:44.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 11 June 2003@09:03:13.
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