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Headword: Νοθεία
Adler number: nu,448
Translated headword: bastardy
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] covert birth, from a whore.
Bastard's inheritance is the name for the [sc. belongings] that bastards inherit through their fathers; it was up to a thousand drachmas. So Lysias and Isaeus and Aristophanes and Hyperides and Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Aristokrates [sc. use the term].[1]
Greek Original:
Νοθεία: ἡ λαθραία γέννα, ἡ πορνεία. Νοθεῖα, τὰ τοῖς νόθοις ἐκ τῶν πατρῴων διδόμενα οὕτως καλεῖται: ἦν δὲ μέχρι χιλίων δραχμῶν. οὕτως Λυσίας καὶ Ἰσαῖος καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης καὶ Ὑπερίδης καὶ Δημοσθένης ἐν τῷ κατὰ Ἀριστοκράτους.
This entry begins with the feminine nominative singular νοθεία (the headword) but then -- in the main section, deriving from Harpokration s.v. -- turns to the neuter plural νοθεῖα .
[1] Lysias fr. 140 Sauppe (now 193 Carey OCT); Isaeus fr. 92 Sauppe; Aristophanes, Birds 1655-6; Hyperides fr. 17 Jensen; Demosthenes 23.213.
Keywords: children; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; gender and sexuality; law; rhetoric; women
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 December 2000@04:36:24.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented note, set status) on 19 December 2003@13:05:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 21 December 2003@06:20:14.
David Whitehead (updated note; tweaks and cosmetics) on 12 July 2011@09:35:58.
David Whitehead on 14 June 2013@08:33:00.


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