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Headword: Orgas
Adler number: omicron,504
Translated headword: meadow
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] land which is good and fertile and smooth and at its peak.[1]
"Pericles blamed the Megarians [for the fact] that they had cultivated the sacred land, the orgas".[2]
"Either to apportion the relevant meadow or to control the price by [---] alone". [This is said] about Romulus and Remus.[3]
And elsewhere: "having split the back of a well-ploughed meadow".[4]
Greek Original:
Orgas: hê eugeios kai sumphutos kai lipara kai akmaia gê. enekalese de ho Periklês tois Megareusin, hoti tên hieran gên tên orgada egeôrgêsan. ê tên prosêkousan orgada katanemein ê tên timên monois diakratein. peri Rhômou kai Rhêmou. kai authis: tmêxas euarotou rhachin orgados.
Notes:
See also omicron 505.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica; references at Photius omicron437 Theodoridis.
[2] An episode from the build-up to the Peloponnesian War: see imprimis Thucydides 1.139.2, and alpha 2490. (For Perikles see generally pi 1179, pi 1180, pi 1181.) The present allusion to it was tentatively attributed by Adler to Aelian, but in fact it comes from Aristophanic scholia (to Acharnians 532 and/or Peace 605). See on this identification Theodoridis' Photius edition, vol.II pp.XCVIII-XCIX.
[3] By Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities 1.79.12, the present version of which is garbled.
[4] Greek Anthology 6.41.5.
Keywords: agriculture; biography; comedy; definition; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; mythology; poetry; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 August 2002@10:13:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 13 August 2002@12:00:36.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 July 2004@10:42:20.
David Whitehead (more keywords) on 30 November 2005@10:15:01.
David Whitehead (expanded n.1) on 12 October 2011@06:55:50.
David Whitehead (another note) on 7 July 2013@06:09:00.
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