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Headword: Νομοθέται
Adler number: nu,472
Translated headword: lawgivers
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Among [the] Athenians the first was Drakon and after him Solon and after him Thales and after him Aeschylus.
Greek Original:
Νομοθέται: παρ' Ἀθηναίοις πρῶτος ἐγένετο Δράκων καὶ μετ' αὐτὸν Σόλων καὶ μετὰ τοῦτον Θαλῆς καὶ μετὰ τοῦτον Αἰσχύλος.
Note:
The sequence starts well enough (for Drakon see delta 1495; for Solon, sigma 776, sigma 777, sigma 779), but Thales was not an Athenian (see theta 17) and the tragedian Aeschylus (alphaiota 357) not, in any reasonable sense, a lawgiver. Some enlightenment comes from the fuller version of all this in Joannes Malalas, Chronographia p.72 Dindorf, where "Aeschylus" turns out to be one of the early Athenian kings; but the chronology is all over the place (and Thales "the Milesian" is still part of it).
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 11 December 2000@04:48:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth on 11 March 2002@00:29:56.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword) on 11 March 2002@03:08:54.
David Whitehead on 17 June 2013@04:17:08.

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