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Headword: *)epw/numoi
Adler number: epsilon,2842
Translated headword: Eponyms
Vetting Status: high
There are 2 kinds of Eponyms, the 10 in number from whom the tribes [sc. are named], and another 2 and 40[1] from whom the age-cohorts of the citizens take their name each year between the ages of 18 and 60.
Greek Original:
*)epw/numoi: dittoi/ ei)sin oi( *)epw/numoi, oi( me\n i# a)riqmo/n, a)f' w(=n ai( fulai/, e(/teroi de\ b# kai\ toi=s me/n, a)f' w(=n ai( h(liki/ai prosagoreu/ontai tw=n politw=n kaq' e(/kaston e)/tos a)po\ ih# e)/tous me/xri c#.
See also epsilon 2843.
[1] The figure is garbled here into '2 and some', but appears correctly in this item's source, Harpokration s.v. (commenting on Demosthenes 24.18 & 23) and in primary sources such as the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia.
Keywords: constitution; definition; law; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 November 2000@06:15:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@20:37:52.
David Whitehead (expanded note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 7 July 2003@03:18:28.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 8 July 2011@03:32:28.
David Whitehead on 4 February 2016@08:43:40.


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