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Headword: *delfi/nion
Adler number: delta,206
Translated headword: Delphinion, Delphinium
Vetting Status: high
It is of course a place in Chios;[1] but there is also a shrine of Apollo in Athens so called, where the Delphinion lawcourt used to be.[2]
Greek Original:
*delfi/nion: e)/sti me/ntoi xwri/on e)n *xi/w|: e)/sti de\ kai\ e)n *)aqh/nhsin i(ero\n *)apo/llwnos ou(/tw kalou/menon, e)/nqa h)=n to\ e)n *delfini/w| dikasth/rion.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., intially commenting on the appearance of the word in Thucydides 8.38.2 (Chios, web address 1) but going on to cite the Athenian one mentioned in Demosthenes 40.11 (web address 2).
[1] Besides Thucydides (above), see J. Boardman, Annual of the British School at Athens 51 (1956) 41-49.
[2] It tried cases of homicide which, according to the accused, had been lawful or justifiable. See Pausanias 1.28.5-11 (web address 3), with MacDowell chap.7.
D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (Manchester 1962)
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2,
Web address 3
Keywords: architecture; geography; historiography; history; law; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 October 2000@04:44:45.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@12:23:16.
William Hutton (cosmetics, added link, set status) on 17 July 2003@04:57:01.
David Whitehead (tweaked and expanded notes) on 4 July 2011@09:05:47.
David Whitehead on 18 June 2012@07:20:24.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note, added another link) on 24 August 2013@15:28:16.


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