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Headword: *morw=n
Adler number: mu,1259
Translated headword: mora
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in [the] Philippics [sc. uses the word].[1] Certain Laconian formations are called thus. And Aristotle says that there are six named moirai[sic] and all Lakedaimonians are divided between the moirai.[2] And Xenophon says, in the Constitution of the Lakedaimonians: "each of the citizen morai has one polemarch, four lochagoi, five pentekostyes, and sixteen enomotarchs".[3]
Greek Original:
*morw=n: *dhmosqe/nhs e)n *filippikoi=s. sunta/gmata/ tina *lakwnika\ ou(/tw kalei=tai. fhsi\ de\ *)aristote/lhs, w(/s ei)si moi=rai e(\c w)nomasme/nai, kai\ dih/|rhntai ei)s ta\s moi/ras *lakedaimo/nioi pa/ntes. *cenofw=n de/ fhsin e)n th=| *lakw/nwn politei/a|: e(ka/sth de\ tw=n politikw=n morw=n e)/xei pole/marxon e(/na, loxagou\s d#, penthkostu/as h#, e)nnomota/rxas e(kkai/deka.
From Harpokration s.v. mo/ran (sic: accusative singular, as in the primary source; in the Suda it has become genitive plural).
[1] Demosthenes 13.22. (As regularly in the Suda and other lexica, this is "Philippics" in the broad ancient sense.) See also 23.198.
[2] Aristotle fr. 540 Rose.
[3] Xenophon, Lakedaimonion Politeia 11.4.
P.A. Cartledge, Agesilaos (London 1987) appendix 2
Keywords: constitution; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; rhetoric
Translated by: D. Graham J. Shipley on 16 October 2000@13:22:59.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes, bibliography, keyword; cosmetics) on 17 October 2000@03:42:53.
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