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Headword: Χρυσῆ εἰκών
Adler number: chi,560
Translated headword: golden image
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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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