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Headword: Λαύρειον
Adler number: lambda,154
Translated headword: Laureion, Laurium
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A place in Attica, making metal.
Greek Original:
Λαύρειον: τόπος Ἀττικῆς, ποιῶν μέταλλον.
Notes:
cf. the scholia to Aristophanes, Knights 362 ('mines') and Birds 1106 ('Laureotic owls').
In classical usage the word μέταλλον would be a mine (see e.g. at mu 704) -- in this instance a silver-mine; but as Laureion could hardly be said to "make" a mine, the later meaning of the word is appropriate here.
Reference:
OCD(4) p.800
Keywords: comedy; definition; geography; science and technology; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@07:20:29.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Augmented note; set status) on 29 October 2003@17:52:09.
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