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Headword: *pentw/bolon h(lia/sasqai
Adler number: pi,985
Translated headword: to be a five-obol heliast
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] having defeated the Peloponnesians, to be a juror [sc. with jurisdiction] as far as Arcadia, drawing a five-obol fee, not a three-obol one.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] pempw/bolon, [sc. used] likewise.[2]
Greek Original:
*pentw/bolon h(lia/sasqai: nikh/santa tou\s *peloponnhsi/ous dika/sai me/xris *)arkadi/as, lamba/nonta misqo\n pentw/bolon, a)ll' ou) triw/bolon. kai\ *pempw/bolon o(moi/ws.
[1] From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 798, where the headword phrase occurs, of Demos ("to be a five-obol heliast in Arcadia"): web address 1.
[2] Not quite. This word (involving a different sense of 'obol') means a five-pronged fork; cf. the scholia to Homer, Odyssey 3.460, where it occurs: web address 2.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; economics; epic; geography; law; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 18 May 2004@08:03:47.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 26 May 2004@02:17:21.
David Whitehead (augmented note 2) on 26 May 2004@04:14:46.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 5 December 2005@08:38:20.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 September 2011@09:25:00.
David Whitehead on 19 September 2013@07:28:30.
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