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Headword: Ἐδημοσίωσαν
Adler number: epsilon,226
Translated headword: they confiscated
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] they made public property.[1]
"Under Zeno Theoderic had his property confiscated, despite having sent ahead a thousand camel-loads of gold and silver."[2]
And elsewhere: "Aeschines, when he was collaborating in some legal case and corrupted the jurors, was thrown into jail with them and died of drinking hemlock, and their property was publicly sold, as if they were childless."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἐδημοσίωσαν: δημόσιον ἐποίησαν. ὁ δὲ Θευδέριχος ἐπὶ Ζήνωνος ἐδημοσιώθη χιλίας καμήλους προπέμψας χρυσίου καὶ ἀργυρίου. καὶ αὖθις: ὁ δὲ Αἰσχίνης, ἐπειδὴ συναίρων ἐν δίκῃ τινὶ διέφθειρε τοὺς δικαστάς, ἐμβληθεὶς ἅμα αὐτοῖς ἐν δεσμωτηρίῳ καὶ κώνειον πιὼν ἀπέθανε, καὶ τὰ πράγματα αὐτῶν ὡς ἀτέκνων ἐδημοσιώθη.
Notes:
[1] For the glossing cf. epsilon 225. The headword is evidently quoted from somewhere.
[2] Attributed by Bernhardy to Malchus (mu 120); now his fr.25 Cresci.
[3] From alphaiota 347, q.v.
Keywords: biography; children; chronology; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; ethics; historiography; history; law; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 May 2003@10:06:26.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 27 May 2003@01:34:35.
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