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Headword: Χαρώνειος θύρα
Adler number: chi,140
Translated headword: Charon's door
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
One door of the prison, through which the condemned were led to their death.[1]
And Aristophanes in Wealth [says]: "Charon [Author, Myth] is giving you the token".[2] Meaning you are about to die.
Greek Original:
Χαρώνειος θύρα: μία τοῦ νομοφυλακίου θύρα, δι' ἧς οἱ κατάδικοι τὴν ἐπὶ θάνατον ἐξάγονται. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης ἐν Πλούτῳ: ὁ δὲ Χάρων σοι τὸ ξύμβολον δίδωσιν. ἀντὶ τοῦ μέλλεις ἀποθανεῖν.
Notes:
For Charon [Author, Myth], ferryman of the dead, see chi 135.
[1] (Repeated at nu 488.) Pollux (8.102) and Hesychius call it the Charonion. On the nomophylakion as the Athenian prison see L. O'Sullivan, "Philochorus, Pollux, and the nomophylakes of Demetrius of Phalerum", Journal of Hellenic Studies 121 (2001) 51-62; and cf. omicroniota 124.
[2] Aristophanes, Wealth [Plutus] 278: web address 1.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; imagery; law; mythology
Translated by: Ross Scaife ✝ on 28 November 2001@07:54:48.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 28 November 2001@08:49:20.
Catharine Roth (cosmetic) on 19 December 2003@20:12:51.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@06:33:12.
David Whitehead on 8 November 2013@05:52:34.
Catharine Roth (tweaked note) on 24 November 2013@23:42:26.

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