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Headword: *)obolou= koria/nnois th\n boulh\n a)nalabw\n e)lh/luqa
Adler number: omicron,8
Translated headword: here I am after winning over the council with an obol's worth of coriander-seed
Vetting Status: high
Aristophanes [sc. says this]. Meaning, after captivating influential men and relieving their burdens and elevating myself in their favour, I convinced them to incline towards me.[1]
But obols are what we call folles. "Justinian himself, whereas money-changers would give lenders 210 obols for a gold stater, contrived profit for himself, and ordered that only 180 obols should be given per stater."[2]
Also in Aristophanes: "alas, how much those two obols can achieve everywhere!"[3] Because it is said, that [they would place] two obols on the mouth of the dead.
Also attested is the three-obol coin, which generals would get for laziness.[4]
On the obol, see under assaria.[5]
Greek Original:
*)obolou= koria/nnois th\n boulh\n a)nalabw\n e)lh/luqa: *)aristofa/nhs. a)nti\ tou= sunarpa/sas i(kanou\s kai\ koufi/sas kai\ metewri/sas ei)s e)mauto\n th=| eu)noi/a| e)/peisa r(e/pein. *)oboloi\ de/ ei)sin ou(\s kalou=men fo/lleis. o( *)ioustiniano/s, tw=n a)rguramoibw=n u(pe\r e(no\s stath=ros xrusou= proi/+esqai toi=s cumba/llousin ei)wqo/twn i# kai\ s1# o)bolou/s, au)to\s e)pitexnw/menos ke/rdh oi)kei=a p# kai\ r# mo/nous u(pe\r tou= stath=ros dieta/cato di/dosqai o)bolou/s. kai\ au)=qis *)aristofa/nhs: feu=, w(s me/ga du/nasqon pantaxou= du/' o)bolw/. dia\ to\ lego/menon, o(/ti toi=s nekroi=s e)pi\ tou= sto/matos du/o o)bolou/s. le/getai kai\ triw/bolon, tw=n strathgw=n blakei/as xa/rin prostiqe/ntwn. zh/tei peri\ o)bolou= e)n tw=| a)ssa/ria.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 682 (the sausage-seller is reporting on his success in bribing the Athenian council, the boule, with free food), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] On the Byzantine coin follis, and the passage quoted from Procopius (which glosses folles as obols), see kappa 1413, phi 564.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 141, where Dionysus is first told of the need to pay the ferryman to Hades.
[4] Paraphrase of an Aristophanic scholion misquoted in tau 1171 and phi 235; the scholion is cited correctly in beta 317.
[5] alpha 4126.
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Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 November 2008@01:35:38.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 November 2008@03:48:55.
David Whitehead (tweakette) on 6 November 2008@08:01:11.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and no.1; more keywords) on 20 June 2013@05:32:22.
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