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Headword: Κολωνέτας
Adler number: kappa,1961
Translated headword: Kolonetes, Colonetes
Vetting Status: high
This is what they used to call men for hire, since they took up a position by the kolonos[1] which is near the agora; where the shrines of Herakles and of Eurysakes are. This kolonos used to be called "of-the-agora". There was another kolonos next to the shrine of Poseidon; this one would be "of-the-horsemen".
Greek Original:
Κολωνέτας: οὕτως ὠνόμαζον τοὺς μισθωτούς, ἐπειδὴ περὶ τὸν κολωνὸν εἱστήκεσαν, ὅς ἐστι πλησίον τῆς ἀγορᾶς: ἔνθα τὸ Ἡφαιστεῖον καὶ τὸ Εὐρυσάκιόν ἐστιν. ἐκαλεῖτο δὲ ὁ κολωνὸς οὗτος ἀγοραῖος. ἦν δὲ καὶ ἕτερος κολωνὸς πρὸς τὸ τοῦ Ποσειδῶνος ἱερόν: οὗτος δ' ἂν εἴη ὁ τῶν ἱππέων.
The second location mentioned here, Kolonos Hippios, is the Kleisthenic deme Kolonos, on which see bibliography below.
[1] Lower-case here in the Suda; upper-case in the Suda's source, Harpokration s.v. (commenting on Hyperides fr. 8 Jensen); in any event, a hill.
J.S. Traill, The Political Organization of Attica (Princeton 1975) 40
D. Whitehead, The Demes of Attica (Princeton 1986) index s.v.
OCD(4) p.351
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; economics; geography; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 3 December 2000@09:12:32.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 19 October 2003@20:13:30.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 20 October 2003@05:47:54.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 11 July 2011@08:26:07.
David Whitehead on 2 August 2014@07:09:11.
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation following a suggestion from Brady Kiesling) on 28 December 2016@22:58:16.


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