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Headword: *)/artos
Adler number: alpha,4051
Translated headword: loaf
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] a morsel.
[Artos] is also the name of a tyrant of the Messapians,[1] and Polemon says the Athenians made him their proxenos.[2]
Greek Original:
*)/artos: o( ywmo/s. e)/sti de\ kai\ o)/noma tura/nnou *messapi/wn, kai\ pro/cenon *)aqhnai/ous poih/sasqai/ fhsi *pole/mwn.
Again at mu 645.
[1] The inhabitants of the "heel" of Italy.
[2] Polemon of Ilion fr.89 Preller. The name of this honorand (mentioned in Thucydides 7.33.4) was almost certainly not Artos but Artas. For the inscribed decree awarding him the title of Athenian proxenos in 414/13 see M.B. Walbank, Athenian Proxenies of the Fifth Century BC (Toronto & Sarasota 1978) no.70, with full commentary on all issues arising; cf. in brief OCD(4) p.937, under 'Messapii'.
Keywords: biography; definition; food; geography; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 7 April 2001@15:58:36.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes and keywords) on 8 April 2001@10:25:13.
David Whitehead (added note) on 8 April 2001@10:28:16.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 25 August 2002@09:21:20.
Catharine Roth (added italics) on 14 January 2009@23:20:04.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 22 April 2012@08:35:20.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 31 July 2014@04:00:16.
David Whitehead on 31 August 2015@09:37:53.


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