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Headword: Χρηματίσεσθαι
Adler number: chi,484
Translated headword: to transact business
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] to take money.[1] Herophila, who was also the Erythraian Sibyl, wrote 3 books of oracles; and she came into Rome to transact business; but after being treated with contempt she burned two of the books.[2]
Greek Original:
Χρηματίσεσθαι: χρήματα λαβεῖν. Ἡροφίλα ἡ καὶ Σίβυλλα Ἐρυθραία ἔγραψε βιβλία γ# μαντικά: καὶ ἦλθεν εἰς Ῥώμην χρηματίσεσθαι: καταφρονηθεῖσα δὲ ἔκαυσε τὰς δύο βίβλους.
[1] cf. chi 482 (and see generally LSJ s.v.).
[2] Summarized from eta 541, q.v.
Keywords: definition; economics; ethics; geography; poetry; religion; women
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 1 December 2000@16:13:27.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes) on 23 November 2001@06:01:43.
Catharine Roth (cosmeticule) on 5 April 2008@23:15:55.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 14 April 2011@09:32:22.
David Whitehead (modified headword, tr, n.1, at the prompting of Jeff Mead) on 8 June 2011@03:34:19.
David Whitehead on 13 November 2013@05:51:14.


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