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Headword: Ἕδρα
Adler number: epsilon,262
Translated headword: seat
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] platform, throne.[1]
Hedra [is] also proedria[2] in Aristophanes: "and in return for these things I invite you into the prytaneion, into the hedra, where that felon [= Kleon] used to be."[3]
And Arrian [writes]: "because you honoured me with eyes and voice and seat."[4] Meaning with a throne.
Greek Original:
Ἕδρα: βάσις, καθέδρα. Ἕδρα καὶ ἡ προεδρία παρὰ Ἀριστοφάνει: καί σ' ἀντὶ τούτων εἰς τὸ πρυτανεῖον καλῶ, ἐς τὴν ἕδραν θ', ἵν' ἐκεῖνος ἦν ὁ φαρμακός. καὶ Ἀρριανός: ὅτι με καὶ ὄμμασι καὶ φωνῇ καὶ ἕδρᾳ ἐτίμησας. ἀντὶ τοῦ καθέδρᾳ.
Notes:
See also epsilon 163, epsilon 264.
[1] Same glossing in other lexica; cf. the scholia to Homer, Iliad 8.162 (where the dative occurs); and cf. generally epsilon 244.
[2] Front seats in the theatre for dignitaries and others: see pi 2381.
[3] Aristophanes, Knights 1404-05, with comment from the scholia there. For Kleon see kappa 1731.
[4] Arrian, Fragmenta incerta (possibly Parthica) 9. (Adler commends Roos's emendation of ὀνόμασι to ὄμμασι there.)
Keywords: biography; comedy; daily life; definition; epic; historiography; history; politics
Translated by: Giorgos Akrivas on 23 January 2004@15:08:10.
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David Whitehead (modified translation; supplied notes; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 24 January 2004@04:55:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 July 2012@03:12:57.
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