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Headword: *politei/a
Adler number: pi,1915
Translated headword: constitution
Vetting Status: high
The orators are in the habit of using the word in a special sense, of democracy. And[1] Isocrates in Panegyrikos and Demosthenes in the Philippics.[2]
Life-styles [politeiai] and the ways [of life]: see under "life."[3]
Greek Original:
*politei/a: i)di/ws ei)w/qasi tw=| o)no/mati xrh=sqai oi( r(h/tores e)pi\ th=s dhmokrati/as. kai\ *)isokra/ths e)n *panhgurikw=| kai\ *dhmosqe/nhs e)n toi=s *filippikoi=s. politei=ai kai\ ai( o(doi/: zh/tei e)n tw=| bi/os.
Based on Harpokration s.v. (with an addendum: see below)
[1] Harpok., more coherently, has "Such as".
[2] Isocrates 4.125; Demosthenes 1.5.
[3] A different sense of the headword: beta 294.
Keywords: constitution; definition; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 December 2000@09:30:58.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword, status) on 27 July 2004@01:52:44.
David Whitehead (modified translation; cosmetics) on 27 July 2004@03:16:10.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 18 November 2005@09:57:46.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 15 July 2011@07:09:42.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation and note) on 29 September 2021@19:55:05.


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