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Headword: Ὅρος
Adler number: omicron,625
Translated headword: horos, boundary-stone
Vetting Status: high
This is what the Attic authors used to call the writings affixed to mortgaged houses and lands, which showed that they were mortgaged to a moneylender. So Demosthenes and Menander [sc. use the term].[1]
Greek Original:
Ὅρος: οὕτως ἐκάλουν οἱ Ἀττικοὶ τὰ ἐπόντα ταῖς ὑποκειμέναις οἰκίαις καὶ χωρίοις γράμματα, ἃ ἐδήλουν, ὅτι ὑπόκεινται δανειστῇ. οὕτως Δημοσθένης καὶ Μένανδρος.
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 41.6 (web address 1); Menander. fr. 332 Koerte, now 295 K.-A.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: agriculture; comedy; daily life; definition; economics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 December 2000@07:45:21.
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