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Headword: Μεμιλτωμένον
Adler number: mu,564
Translated headword: miltos-soaked
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes [writes]: "they are fleeing the miltos-soaked rope." Since the Athenians were idle as regards the meetings, two attendants used to stretch out a miltos-soaked rope through the agora and chase the mob into the assembly, as Plato the comic poet says. And those who were dyed had to pay a fine.
Greek Original:
Μεμιλτωμένον: Ἀριστοφάνης: τὸ σχοινίον φεύγουσι τὸ μεμιλτωμένον. ἐπεὶ ὀκνηρῶς εἶχον οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι πρὸς τὰς συνόδους, εἰώθασιν ὑπηρέται β# μεμιλτωμένον σχοινίον ἐκτείνοντες διὰ τῆς ἀγορᾶς διώκειν τὸν ὄχλον εἰς τὴν ἐκκλησίαν, ὥς φησι Πλάτων ὁ κωμικός. ὅσοι δὲ ἐχρίοντο, ἐξέτινον ζημίαν.
Note:
See under sigma 1810, a fuller version of this entry, for notes and link.
Keywords: comedy; constitution; daily life; economics; ethics; history; law; politics; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 7 November 2001@02:55:28.
Vetted by:
Elizabeth Vandiver (Cosmetics; augmented note; set status) on 5 December 2003@14:59:12.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2011@08:27:36.
David Whitehead on 15 May 2013@08:36:44.

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