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Headword: Ἱππάρχου πίναξ
Adler number: iota,524
Translated headword: hipparch's tablet
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. A proverbial phrase arising] because amongst Syracusans[1] the hipparchs used to publicize the names of those unfit for service by writing them on tablets.
Greek Original:
Ἱππάρχου πίναξ: ἐπεὶ παρὰ Συρακουσίοις οἱ ἵππαρχοι ἐν πίναξι τὰ ὀνόματα γράφοντες τῶν ἀτακτούντων παρεσημειοῦντο.
Notes:
Zenobius 4.42, etc. For hipparchs (cavalry-commanders) cf. iota 522.
[1] Syrcause was the leading city of Greek Sicily: sigma 1658.
Keywords: daily life; geography; law; medicine; military affairs; proverbs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 April 2003@08:16:09.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 2 August 2003@09:51:39.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords) on 2 August 2003@10:40:50.
David Whitehead on 14 January 2013@04:40:19.

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