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Headword: *)astuno/mos
Adler number: alpha,4269
Translated headword: town-superintendent, astynomos
Vetting Status: high
There were ten astynomoi - five in Peiraieus, five in [Athens] town - whose business it was[1] to supervise both the girl-pipers and the girl-harpists, together with the dung-collectors and suchlike.[2]
Greek Original:
*)astuno/mos: de/ka h)=san a)stuno/moi, pe/nte me\n e)n *peiraiei=, pe/nte de\ e)n a)/stei, oi(=s e)/melle peri/ te tw=n au)lhtri/dwn kai\ yaltriw=n kai\ koprolo/gwn kai\ tw=n toiou/twn.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on the headword's occurrence in Demosthenes 24.112.
[1] The Greek here has been garbled, with me/lein (Harpok.) turning into e)/melle.
[2] The primary source (via Harpok.) is Aristotle(?), Athenaion Politeia 50.2 (web address 1); see also e.g. Demosth. 24.112, above (web address 2). For the dung-collectors cf. alpha 2437.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; gender and sexuality; geography; history; law; meter and music; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 October 2000@10:43:25.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 26 August 2002@08:18:05.
William Hutton (cosmetics, added links and keywords, set status) on 28 June 2003@05:58:04.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 28 June 2003@06:02:02.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 30 June 2011@11:17:28.
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