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Headword: *klh=ros *(ermou=
Adler number: kappa,1785
Translated headword: Hermes' lot
Vetting Status: high
In an ancient custom those casting lots used to throw an olive-leaf, which they called Hermes, into an urn; and first they took this out, assigning this honour to the god; and the one after the god got his allocation. Euripides in Aiolos[1] mentions this practice.
Greek Original:
*klh=ros *(ermou=: sunhqei/a| a)rxai/a| e)/ballon oi( klhrou=ntes ei)s u(dri/an e)lai/as fu/llon, o(\ proshgo/reuon *(ermh=n: kai\ prw=ton e)ch/|roun tou=to, timh\n tw=| qew=| tau/thn a)pone/montes: e)la/gxane de\ o( meta\ to\n qeo/n. *eu)ripi/dhs e)n *ai)o/lw| mnhmoneu/ei tou= e)/qous tou/tou.
From Photius' Lexicon (kappa774 Theodoridis).
For 'lot' see also kappa 1782, kappa 1783, kappa 1784.
[1] Euripides fr. 39.
Keywords: botany; chronology; daily life; religion; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 October 2005@06:17:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 27 October 2005@12:36:59.
David Whitehead (x-refs) on 28 October 2005@03:05:23.
David Whitehead on 3 March 2013@04:49:22.
David Whitehead on 1 May 2016@09:12:24.


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