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Headword: Λίθος
Adler number: lambda,523
Translated headword: [the] stone
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Konon [writes]: "leading to the stone one by one, like this, our witnesses who were present and putting them on oath".[1] So Athenians seem to have made oaths at a particular stone, as Aristotle and Philochorus show.[2]
Greek Original:
Λίθος: Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Κόνωνος: τῶν τε παρόντων καθ' ἕνα ἡμῶν οὑτωσὶ πρὸς τὸν λίθον ἄγοντες καὶ ἐξορκοῦντες. ἐοίκασιν οὖν Ἀθηναῖοι πρός τινι λίθῳ τοὺς ὅρκους ποιεῖσθαι, ὡς Ἀριστοτέλης καὶ Φιλόχορος ὑποδηλοῦσι.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
J.M. Camp, The Athenian Agora (London 1986) 101-102 with fig. 75.
[1] Demosthenes 54.26 (web address 1).
[2] ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 7.1 and 55.5; Philochorus FGrH 328 F21.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: constitution; daily life; geography; historiography; history; law; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 December 2000@09:06:54.
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Catharine Roth (augmented note, added link and keyword, set status) on 18 November 2003@00:42:51.
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Catharine Roth (fixed link) on 23 August 2011@01:45:49.
David Whitehead on 18 April 2013@09:08:03.
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