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Headword: Ὀβολοστάτης
Adler number: omicron,10
Translated headword: obol-weigher
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
An oracular response of the Pythia: "give me what I want, and don't give what I don't want."
Greek Original:
Ὀβολοστάτης. χρησμὸς Πυθίας: ὃ βούλομαι δός, μὴ δίδου δ', ὃ μὴ θέλω.
Notes:
For this oracle see alpha 1878 and alpha 2671 (and pi 3127 for the Pythia in general). It does not seem to have any connection with the headword here, which appears with an appropriate gloss in other lexica, e.g. Photius omicron15 Theodoridis. The present entry's material, lacking in mss AV, has usurped what should have stood here.
On obol-weighing, see the preceding entry, omicron 9.
Keywords: economics; ethics; religion; women
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 27 December 2003@01:17:05.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 28 December 2003@08:00:16.
Catharine Roth (expanded note, added keyword) on 25 December 2009@19:34:01.
David Whitehead (x-ref; another keyword; tweaks) on 28 December 2009@05:14:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 20 June 2013@05:37:50.

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