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Headword: *pro/trita
Adler number: pi,2896
Translated headword: for three days before
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] on the third day before.[1] Thucydides in [book] 2 [uses the term]. The third [day] before the funeral.
Greek Original:
*pro/trita: th=| tri/th| e)pa/nw h(me/ra|. *qoukudi/dhs e)n b#. th\n tri/thn pro\ th=s e)kfora=s.
Also in Photius (pi1408 Theodoridis). From Thucydides 2.34.1 (on the Athenian state funeral ceremonies of 431/0): web address 1), with the scholia thereto. See generally on this Garland 89-93.
LSJ s.v. translate this adverb as 'for three days before or for three successive days'.
[1] i.e., here and again below, the 'third' by Greek inclusive reckoning; we would say the second.
Robert Garland, The Greek Way of Death (London 1985)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: chronology; daily life; definition; ethics; historiography; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 February 2010@05:11:15.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link, set status) on 25 February 2010@01:14:33.
David Whitehead (augmented notes, plus bibliography) on 25 February 2010@03:20:22.
David Whitehead on 21 October 2013@05:15:54.


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