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Headword: *bh=ma
Adler number: beta,257
Translated headword: platform, podium, rostrum
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the stone [sc. platform] of the lawcourt.[1]
Aristophanes [writes]: "'what use will you find for the platform?' -- 'I will put my bowls and jugs [on it]'".[1]
Greek Original:
*bh=ma: o( li/qos tou= dikasthri/ou. *)aristofa/nhs: to\ de\ bh=ma ti/ soi xrh/simon e)/stai; tou\s krath=ras kataqh/sw kai\ ta\s u(dri/as.
See also beta 258.
[1] For the (stone) platforms in the Athenian lawcourt(s), one each for plaintiff and defendant, see Aeschines 3.207.
[2] Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae 677-8, preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Keywords: architecture; comedy; definition; history; law; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 August 2001@08:53:21.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 5 July 2002@10:54:18.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 7 July 2002@04:28:20.
David Whitehead on 28 May 2012@06:06:58.
David Whitehead on 20 September 2015@05:28:25.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 15 February 2016@01:46:38.


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