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Headword: *gh= klhrouxikh/
Adler number: gamma,236
Translated headword: allotted land, cleruchic land
Vetting Status: high
When the Athenians captured an enemy city and expelled the inhabitants, sending out citizens of their own [sc. instead], they used to distributed the land to them by lot.
Greek Original:
*gh= klhrouxikh/: oi( *)aqhnai=oi lamba/nontes polemi/an po/lin kai\ tou\s e)noikou=ntas e)kba/llontes, poli/tas e(autw=n a)poste/llontes, klh/rw| th\n gh=n au)toi=s die/nemon.
From a scholion to Aristophanes, Clouds 203, where the phrase "cleruchic [sc. land]" occurs. The key phrase translated here "by lot" can equally mean "in a plot"; the kleros is both process and outcome.
OCD(4) 333-4
Keywords: comedy; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; history; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 August 2001@09:52:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 4 July 2002@21:52:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 19 October 2003@07:20:49.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 June 2012@05:15:26.
David Whitehead on 4 August 2014@02:59:51.


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