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Headword: Χίλιοι διακόσιοι
Adler number: chi,309
Translated headword: Twelve Hundred
Vetting Status: high
Isaeus says "there is no Lysides in the Twelve Hundred".[1] The richest Athenians, those who performed liturgies, were twelve hundred [in number]. Other orators also mention them.[2]
Greek Original:
Χίλιοι διακόσιοι: Ἰσαῖός φησιν: οὐδεὶς Λυσίδης ἐστὶ τῶν διακοσίων καὶ χιλίων. οἱ πλουσιώτατοι Ἀθηναίων χίλιοι καὶ διακόσιοι ἦσαν, οἳ καὶ ἐλειτούργουν. μνημονεύουσι δὲ αὐτῶν καὶ ἕτεροι ῥήτορες.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v.
[1] Isaeus fr. 74 Sauppe. The name "Lysides" is otherwise unattested in Athens. Though it is admitted into vol.II of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names (s.v. no.1), there must be a strong probability that it is an error for a commoner name, Lysiades or Lysitheides.
[2] So too, says Harpok., did Philochorus (FGrH 328 F45). For 'other orators' on 1200 see e.g. Isocrates 15.145. Harpok. goes on to cite other passages in oratory where the figure is 1000. See generally M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of the Orators (Oxford [Blackwell] 1991, reprinted Bristol Classical Press 1999) 112-115.
Keywords: biography; daily life; definition; economics; historiography; history; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@07:18:53.
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David Whitehead (added keywords) on 6 September 2002@05:10:22.
William Hutton (set status) on 10 July 2003@05:14:38.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword) on 10 July 2003@05:43:52.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1; more keywords) on 21 April 2010@07:59:49.
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