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Headword: Ληξιαρχικὸν γραμματεῖον
Adler number: lambda,463
Translated headword: lexiarchic register, deme register
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[sc. The one] into which were inscribed [sc. the names of] those [sc. Athenians] who had left boyhood behind and were now permitted to manage their inherited property; which is how the name came about, from controlling [archein] lexeis; lexeis are both estates and properties.
Lexis [is] the complaint in accordance with which we make a statement and are allocated a lawsuit.
Greek Original:
Ληξιαρχικὸν γραμματεῖον: εἰς ὃ ἐνεγράφοντο οἱ τελεωθέντες τῶν παίδων, οἷς ἐξῆν τὰ πατρῷα οἰκονομεῖν. παρὸ καὶ τοὔνομα γέγονε, διὰ τὸ τῶν λήξεων ἄρχειν. λήξεις δέ εἰσιν οἵ τε κλῆροι καὶ αἱ οὐσίαι. Λῆξις, τὸ ἔγκλημα, καθ' οἷον λόγον φαμὲν καὶ λαχεῖν δίκην.
Note:
See already lambda 462. The present entry is abridged from two contiguous ones in Harpokration s.v., commenting on Aeschines 1.18 (and Dinarchus fr. LVI.2 Conomis) and Isaeus fr. 14 Sauppe respectively.
Keywords: children; constitution; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; geography; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 9 September 2001@04:09:32.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; cosmetics; set status) on 17 November 2003@16:37:28.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 18 November 2003@02:57:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@04:16:50.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@05:44:11.

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