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Headword: Χρυσῆ εἰκών
Adler number: chi,560
Translated headword: golden image
Vetting Status: high
The archons at Athens[1] used to swear to dedicate a golden image of themselves in the city, [sc. and] at Pytho,[2] [sc. and] at Olympia, to deter them from transgressing against[3] those over whom they were ruling.
Greek Original:
Χρυσῆ εἰκών: ὤμνυον οἱ Ἀθήνησιν ἄρχοντες, ἂν μὴ παρέλθωσιν ἐφ' οἷς ἄρχουσι, χρυσῆν εἰκόνα αὐτῶν ἀναθήσειν ἐν ἄστει, ἐν Πυθοῖ, ἐν Ὀλυμπίᾳ.
For this oath see e.g. (with varying detail) Plato, Phaedrus 235D-E; ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 7.1 and 55.5; Plutarch, Solon 25.3.
[1] i.e. the nine chief "magistrates" (office-holders) each year.
[2] Delphi.
[3] The text of this clause, transmitted with the negative μή , seems to be faulty
Keywords: art history; constitution; ethics; geography; history; law; politics; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 6 April 2008@00:14:53.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified headword and tr; supplied notes and more keywords) on 6 April 2008@09:19:08.
David Whitehead on 14 November 2013@04:01:29.
David Whitehead (codings etc.) on 1 June 2016@06:24:14.


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