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Headword: Ἡνίαι
Adler number: eta,387
Translated headword: reins
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] thongs of bits/bridles.[1]
"Whichever of you does the most good to me, to him I will hand over the reins of the Pnyx." That is, the authority. Figuratively from the chariots. For horses are guided with the reins, but peoples by the politicians.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡνίαι: λῶροι χαλινῶν. ὁπότερος σφῶν εὖ με μᾶλλον ἂν ποιῇ, τούτῳ παραδώσω τῆς Πνυκὸς τὰς ἡνίας. τουτέστι τὴν ἐξουσίαν. τροπικῶς ἀπὸ τῶν ἁρμάτων. ταῖς γὰρ ἡνίαις ἡνιοχοῦντο οἱ ἵπποι, οἱ δὲ δῆμοι διὰ τῶν πολιτευομένων.
[1] Same or similar glossing in other lexica; and cf. delta 1631, epsilon 3472.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 1108-9 (web address 1), with scholion; cf. pi 1837.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; ethics; imagery; politics; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 16 October 2006@00:37:33.
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David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaks and cosmetics) on 16 October 2006@03:18:58.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 17 December 2012@07:57:22.
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