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Headword: Χῆνα ὀμνύναι
Adler number: chi,284
Translated headword: to swear by a goose
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
So as not to name the gods in all circumstances Rhadamanthys ordered [people] to swear by a goose and a ram; not, as some [say], Socrates.
Greek Original:
Χῆνα ὀμνύναι: ὑπὲρ τοῦ μὴ τοὺς θεοὺς ἐπὶ πᾶσιν ὀνομάζειν Ῥαδάμανθυς ἐκέλευσε κατὰ χηνὸς καὶ κριοῦ ὀμνύναι: οὐχ ὥς τινες Σωκράτης.
Note:
cf. rho 13, on oaths of this kind. (Socrates' use of them is asserted both there and under sigma 829.)
Keywords: biography; daily life; law; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 26 October 2003@07:21:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note) on 26 October 2003@11:40:45.
David Whitehead (augmented note) on 27 October 2003@02:57:23.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2013@06:56:03.

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