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Headword: Λίθος
Adler number: lambda,523
Translated headword: [the] stone
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
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.
Notes:
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:
Web address 1
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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