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Headword: *bou/leuma
Adler number: beta,425
Translated headword: decision, resolution
Vetting Status: high
[Bouleuma means] the personal [kind of decision/resolution]. But boulêma [is] the public [kind].[1] Aristophanes in Wealth [writes]: "desiring this then, we had difficulty in finding a boulema that would be good and noble and useful for every task."[2]
Greek Original:
*bou/leuma: to\ i)/dion. *bou/lhma de\ to\ dhmo/sion. *)aristofa/nhs *plou/tw|: tou=t' ou)=n h(mei=s e)piqumou=ntes, mo/lis eu(/romen w(/ste gene/sqai bou/lhma kalo\n kai\ gennai=on kai\ xrh/simon ei)s a(/pan e)/rgon.
[1] Usage on the ground does not bear out this distinction. If anything the reverse is true, since a probouleuma was a preliminary resolution of the Athenian Council put to the Assembly.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 492-3 (web address 1 below), preceded by comment from the scholia there.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; ethics; history; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 13 June 2002@00:25:46.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 13 June 2002@03:59:39.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 12 June 2011@07:38:09.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link, raised status) on 12 June 2011@16:56:29.
David Whitehead on 22 September 2015@08:14:28.
Catharine Roth (tweaked link) on 28 February 2016@00:12:41.


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