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Headword: *timh/sews
Adler number: tau,612
Translated headword: of evaluation
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] of scrutiny, of penalty.[1]
"Rome surrendered herself to polyanthropy, as emerged from the most recent census, in which the number of adult Romans counted was three thousand short of a hundred and forty thousand".[2]
Greek Original:
*timh/sews: eu)qu/nhs, zhmi/as. h( *(rw/mh e(auth\n e)pide/dwken ei)s poluanqrwpi/an, w(s e)k th=s e)/ggista timh/sews e)fa/nh, e)n h(=| *(rwmai/wn tw=n e)n h(/bh| de/ka te/ssares muria/des h)riqmh/qhsan triw=n a)pode/ousai xilia/dwn.
[1] Likewise in other lexica. The headword is genitive singular of this feminine noun. It must be quoted from somewhere; extant possibilities begin with Demosthenes and Plato. For the equivalences cf. tau 629, tau 634.
[2] Quotation -- concerning one of the censuses held in Republican Rome -- unidentifiable. Adler notes Bernhardy's realisation that the phrase 'as emerged from the most recent census' is quite like one in Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 9.25.2. On the other hand, the figure itself does not correspond to any of the figures D.H. gives, for the censuses of 508, 498, 493 and 474 BC; see the table in P.A. Brunt, Italian Manpower (Oxford 1971) 13. Very close to the Suda passage's 137,000, rather, is the 137,108 recorded in 209/8 according to Livy 27.36.7 (no matter that that is regarded as being factually far too low). In the present passage de/ka te/ssares is the reading of ms F, championed by Bernhardy; elsewhere d/.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 August 2010@10:11:06.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 22 August 2010@01:47:03.
David Whitehead (expanded n.2) on 22 August 2010@04:45:36.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2014@07:07:19.


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