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Headword: Νουμηνία
Adler number: nu,516
Translated headword: new-moon
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
The beginning of the month. At the new-moons the slaves used to be sold and the generals voted into office at Athens. And Aristophanes [writes]: "at the previous new-moon".[1] "[...] for you and me to anoint ourselves from them at the new-moons". Because of these being the days of honour.[2]
Greek Original:
Νουμηνία: ἡ τοῦ μηνὸς ἀρχή. ἐν ταῖς νουμηνίαις δὲ οἱ δοῦλοι ἐπωλοῦντο καὶ οἱ στρατηγοὶ ἐχειροτονοῦντο παρὰ Ἀθηναίοις. καὶ Ἀριστοφάνης: τῇ προτέρᾳ νουμηνίᾳ. ἀλείφεσθαί σ' ἀπ' αὐτῶν κἀμὲ ταῖς νουμηνίαις. διὰ τὸ ταύτας εἶναι τιμίας τῶν ἡμερῶν.
Notes:
See also theta 262, nu 489, pi 996, pi 1397.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 43 (web address 1), with scholion.
[2] Aristophanes, Acharnians 999 (web address 2), with scholion; cf. alpha 1166.
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: chronology; comedy; constitution; daily life; definition; economics; military affairs
Translated by: David Whitehead on 5 September 2008@04:30:25.
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Catharine Roth (added links, set status) on 6 September 2008@01:12:03.
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