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Headword: *xerro/nhsos
Adler number: chi,215
Translated headword: Cherronesos, Chersonesos, Chersonese
Vetting Status: high
A territory of Thrace. Also a city [sc. there] tributary to the Athenians, fertile for growing cereals; hence the Athenians also used to import grain [sc. from it].[1] [The people] whom Kleon might shake.
Greek Original:
*xerro/nhsos: *qra/|khs xw/ra. kai\ po/lis u(potelh\s toi=s *)aqhnai/ois, eu)/foros ei)s purw=n gewrgi/an: o(/qen kai\ e)sitagw/goun oi( *)aqhnai=oi. ou(\s *kle/wn die/seie.
From the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 262 (web address 1), which actually refers to Athenian cleruchs (settlers) there. For Kleon see kappa 1731. See generally OCD(4) p.308, under Chersonesus(1), and Barrington Atlas map 51 grid G4.
[1] Aristotle, Rhetoric 3.10.7; cf. R. K├Ârpe and M.F. Yavuz, 'The Harbors of the Thracian Chersonese', Archaeological Institute of America 108th Annual Meeting Abstracts, San Diego, 2007, 5 (web address 2).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: agriculture; biography; botany; comedy; definition; economics; food; geography; history; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 November 2001@03:51:15.
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David Whitehead (added keywords) on 6 September 2002@05:36:11.
William Hutton (added link, set status) on 9 July 2003@11:17:34.
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David Whitehead (another keyword) on 2 October 2005@11:29:21.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 21 November 2005@10:42:48.
Mehmet Fatih Yavuz (augmented bibliography; added note) on 26 September 2008@04:08:10.
David Whitehead (adjusted keywords; cosmetics) on 27 September 2008@11:25:59.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 8 August 2011@03:31:42.
David Whitehead on 10 November 2013@08:02:03.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2014@06:18:37.
Catharine Roth (modified link) on 10 May 2023@00:38:12.
Ronald Allen (added map reference primary note) on 5 December 2023@10:44:51.


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