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Headword: *prokatabolh\
Adler number: pi,2461
Translated headword: advance-payment
Vetting Status: high
[Advance-payment] and supplementary payment. When the taxes were being farmed out [sc. in classical Athens], two instructions were given to the purchasers as to how they had to bring in the money. So the part of the sums that they brought in before beginning their task, this is called 'advance-payment', whereas the [part] provided at the second appointed time [is] 'supplementary payment'.
Greek Original:
*prokatabolh\ kai\ *proskatabo/lhma: tw=n telw=n pipraskome/nwn, du/o proqe/seis e)di/donto toi=s w)noume/nois, e)n ai(=s e)xrh=n ei)senexqh=nai to\ a)rgu/rion. o(/per ou)=n me/ros xrhma/twn, pri\n a)/rcasqai tou= e)/rgou, ei)sfe/rousin ei)s to\ dhmo/sion, tou=to prokatabolh\ kalei=tai, to\ de\ th=| deute/ra| proqesmi/a| dido/menon proskata/blhma.
Same entry in Photius (pi1247 Theodoridis); similar ones in other lexica.
The first of these terms -- when used in this sense -- is attested only in the lexica, but for the second see Demosthenes 24.97-98 (as proskata/blhma).
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 March 2010@10:04:43.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 5 May 2010@00:51:56.
David Whitehead (cosmetic) on 5 May 2010@03:28:13.
David Whitehead on 20 November 2011@08:35:25.
David Whitehead on 16 October 2013@05:12:44.


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