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Headword: *di/draxmon
Adler number: delta,866
Translated headword: double-drachm, double-drachma
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning a] public contribution, property-tax, liturgy. The double-drachm has 6 unciae,[1] 20 obols, six scruples.
Greek Original:
*di/draxmon: sunte/lesis, ei)sfora/, leitourgi/a. e)/xei de\ to\ di/draxmon ou)ggi/as #2#, k# o)boloi/, gra/mmata e(/c.
A hotch-potch of definitions and glosses from different contexts. For the classical Athenian double-drachm see e.g. ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 10.2. Unciae (whence modern ounces) are Roman. "20 obols" -- rather than 12 -- reflects the payments (in shekels) to the temple in Jerusalem in the Septuagint: Leviticus 27.25, Numbers 3.47, etc. For gra/mma as scruple see LSJ s.v., II.5. (As the scruple was one twenty-fourth of an ounce, the figure six with it here is obviously faulty.)
[1] Thus far, same material in other lexica.
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; religion
Translated by: Constantina Katsari on 30 June 2002@12:12:04.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 1 July 2002@04:24:26.
David Whitehead (another note; more keywords; tweaking) on 4 July 2012@03:52:54.
David Whitehead (coding and other cosmetics) on 1 November 2015@09:58:22.


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