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Headword: Ἐντὸς ἑβδόμης
Adler number: epsilon,1481
Translated headword: before (the) seventh
Vetting Status: high
At Athens it was forbidden to lead out an army before [the] seventh.[1]
Greek Original:
Ἐντὸς ἑβδόμης: Ἀθήνησιν ἀπείρητο ἐντὸς ἑβδόμης στρατιὰν ἐξάγειν.
cf. Zenobius 3.79; Hesychius epsilon3383; Photius, Lexicon epsilon1039.
Such a stipulation is otherwise unattested. (Photius says the reason for it had been given in Callimachus' Aitia.) For the preposition ἐντός in this sense see LSJ s.v.
[1] sc. day of the month: explicit in Hesychius, Zenobius and Photius. (Contrast e.g. Plutarch, Marius 17.11, where ἐντὸς ἐβδόμης ἡμέρας refers to the tribune Aulus Pompeius dying 'within a week'.)
W.K. Pritchett, The Greek State at War I (1971, reissued 1974) 116-121; III (1979) 228-229
Keywords: chronology; daily life; ethics; law; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 28 November 2002@07:41:15.
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Catharine Roth on 28 November 2002@11:57:42.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 21 April 2003@10:59:19.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 30 August 2012@08:39:24.
David Whitehead on 13 January 2016@08:13:50.


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