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Headword: Ἡγεμὼν συμμορίας
Adler number: eta,44
Translated headword: leader of a symmory
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Demosthenes in the [speech] For Ktesiphon [sc. uses the phrase].[1] [sc. The 'leader' of a symmory was the name for] its richest member, who for that reason had been picked out to lead the others.[2]
Greek Original:
Ἡγεμὼν συμμορίας: Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ ὑπὲρ Κτησιφῶντος. ὁ προέχων πλούτῳ καὶ διὰ τοῦτο τῶν ἄλλων ἡγεμονεύειν ἐπειλημμένος.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
For symmories cf. sigma 1385, sigma 1386.
[1] Demosthenes 18.103 (web address 1) and 18.312 (web address 2).
[2] Harpok. cites Hyperides fr. 147 Jensen for this explanation.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 4 February 2001@07:40:43.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (Added links, set status) on 4 February 2001@10:59:36.
David Whitehead (added keywords; cosmetics) on 17 September 2002@07:25:47.
David Whitehead (x-refs; tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 July 2011@07:16:19.
Catharine Roth (upgraded links) on 9 July 2011@22:28:37.

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