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Headword: Λύκος
Adler number: lambda,821
Translated headword: Lykos, Lycus
Vetting Status: high
[Lykos] is a hero who has the shape of a beast. A stone monument to him stands near the jurycourts in Athens; to this, those bribing by tens used to rally. This gave rise to the proverb "Lykos' ten-company". So out of the ten-company [came] the [terms] bribing in tens and to be bribed in tens.
Greek Original:
Λύκος ἐστὶν ἥρως, μορφὴν ἔχων τοῦ θηρίου. πρὸς δὲ τοῖς ἐν Ἀθήναις ἀνεστήλωται δικαστηρίοις: πρὸς ὃν οἱ δωροδοκοῦντες κατὰ δέκα γινόμενοι ἀνεστρέφοντο. ἔνθεν καὶ ἡ παροιμία Λύκου δεκάς. ἐξ οὖν τῆς δεκάδος τὸ δεκάζειν καὶ δεκάζεσθαι.
From delta 174; cf. lambda 820 and eta 271.
Keywords: aetiology; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; law; proverbs; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 6 December 2000@06:33:54.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 25 November 2003@00:23:29.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 25 November 2003@02:53:45.
David Whitehead on 23 April 2013@10:00:40.


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