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Headword: *metrono/moi
Adler number: mu,817
Translated headword: weights-and-measures inspectors, metronomoi
Vetting Status: high
A particular official position at Athens was that of the weights-and-measures inspectors. Fifteen of their number were [assigned] to Peiraieus, nine to town.[1] Their job was to see to it that sellers used fair measures.
Greek Original:
*metrono/moi: a)rxh/ tis *)aqh/nhsin h( tw=n metrono/mwn. h)=san de\ to\n a)riqmo\n ie# me\n ei)s *peiraia=, q# de\ ei)s a)/stu. ei)=xon de\ th\n e)pime/leian o(/pws di/kaia h)=| ta\ me/tra tw=n pwlou/ntwn.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on Dinarchus fr. XIX.8 Conomis.
[1] i.e. Athens. But these figures are textually corrupt. Harpok. reports the correct ones from ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 51.2 (web address 1): "They were ten in number, five...five...".
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; definition; economics; ethics; history; law; rhetoric; science and technology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 December 2000@07:20:49.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (modified translation and note, added link and keyword, set status) on 16 September 2003@15:32:00.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 17 September 2003@03:03:33.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 7 October 2005@09:51:44.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks) on 12 July 2011@07:07:11.
David Whitehead on 18 May 2016@06:05:21.


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