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Headword: *pro/bouloi
Adler number: pi,2355
Translated headword: probouloi, advisors
Vetting Status: high
Besides the existing ones they chose another 20, to introduce what was best for the constitution after the disaster in Sicily.
Greek Original:
*pro/bouloi: pro\s toi=s ou)=si dih|re/qhsan a)/lloi k# ei)shghso/menoi ta\ dokou=nta th=| politei/a| meta\ th\n e)n *sikeli/a| sumfora/n.
Entry lacking, Adler reports, in ms F.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Lysistrata 421, where the word is used -- by a character who is, himself, a proboulos (web address 1).
The ultimate source is the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia (29.2): ten such officials were appointed in winter 413/12 BCE, a further twenty the following summer (web address 2).
Aristophanes, Lysistrata, edited with introduction and commentary by Jeffrey Henderson (Oxford 1987) 117
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: chronology; comedy; constitution; definition; geography; historiography; history; law; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 June 2001@09:18:20.
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Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 15 August 2004@18:04:49.
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