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Headword: *pa/redros
Adler number: pi,521
Translated headword: assistant
Vetting Status: high
Aristotle in the Constitution [of the Athenians] says: "both the archon and the polemarch also take assistants, two each, whomsoever they want; and these men are scrutinized in the lawcourt before beginning their work and are called to account when they have finished it."[1] The word is common not only in the orators but also in comedy.[2]
Greek Original:
*pa/redros: *)aristote/lhs e)n th=| politei/a| fhsi/: lamba/nousi de\ kai\ pare/drous o(/ te a)rxw\n kai\ o( pole/marxos, du/o e(ka/teros, ou(\s a)\n bou/lhtai. kai\ ou(=toi dokima/zontai e)n tw=| dikasthri/w| pri\n paredreu/ein, kai\ eu)qu/nas dido/asin, e)pa\n paredreu/wsin. e)/sti de\ h( le/cis sunh/qhs ou) toi=s r(h/torsi mo/non, a)lla\ kai\ toi=s kwmikoi=s.
Abridged (via Photius pi341) from Harpokration s.v., commenting in the first instance on the appearance of the headword in Lycurgus fr.14 Conomis.
[1] ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 56.1 (web address 1).
[2] e.g. Aristophanes, Birds 1753.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; constitution; definition; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@08:59:26.
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Elizabeth Vandiver (Added link; cosmetics; set status) on 2 April 2004@18:51:31.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 4 April 2004@05:12:47.
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David Whitehead (tweaks) on 14 July 2011@10:51:09.
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