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Headword: *katatomh/
Adler number: kappa,826
Translated headword: scarp
Vetting Status: high
Hyperides in the [speech] Against Demosthenes [writes]: "and sitting below by the scarp".[1] And Philochorus [writes]: "and he inscribed [it] on the scarp of the rock".[2]
Greek Original:
*katatomh/: *(uperi/dhs e)n tw=| kata\ *dhmosqe/nous: kai\ kaqh/menos u(poka/tw u(po\ th=| katatomh=|. kai\ *filo/xoros: kai\ e)pe/grayen e)pi\ th\n katatomh\n th=s pe/tras.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Suda) s.v.
The headword describes a structural feature of both the assembly-place (on the Pnyx Hill) and the Theater of Dionysos in classical Athens. Lexicographical comment on it, exemplified here, is flawed by a failure to distinguish between the two.
[1] Hyperides, Against Demosthenes 9, referring to D. himself.
[2] Philochorus FGrH 328 F58 (another context altogether).
D. Whitehead (ed.), Hypereides, The Forensic Speeches (Oxford 2000) 392-394
Keywords: architecture; biography; definition; historiography; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 30 November 2000@04:35:44.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; set status) on 9 September 2003@11:09:01.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 10 September 2003@03:00:56.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 11 July 2011@04:55:51.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2016@09:22:57.
David Whitehead on 29 April 2016@09:23:32.


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