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Headword: Ὀβολοῦ κοριάννοις τὴν βουλὴν ἀναλαβὼν ἐλήλυθα
Adler number: omicron,8
Translated headword: here I am after winning over the council with an obol's worth of coriander-seed
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Aristophanes [sc. says this]. Meaning, after captivating influential men and relieving their burdens and elevating myself in their favour, I convinced them to incline towards me.[1]
But obols are what we call folles. "Justinian himself, whereas money-changers would give lenders 210 obols for a gold stater, contrived profit for himself, and ordered that only 180 obols should be given per stater."[2]
Also in Aristophanes: "alas, how much those two obols can achieve everywhere!"[3] Because it is said, that [they would place] two obols on the mouth of the dead.
Also attested is the three-obol coin, which generals would get for laziness.[4]
On the obol, see under assaria.[5]
Greek Original:
Ὀβολοῦ κοριάννοις τὴν βουλὴν ἀναλαβὼν ἐλήλυθα: Ἀριστοφάνης. ἀντὶ τοῦ συναρπάσας ἱκανοὺς καὶ κουφίσας καὶ μετεωρίσας εἰς ἐμαυτὸν τῇ εὐνοίᾳ ἔπεισα ῥέπειν. Ὀβολοὶ δέ εἰσιν οὓς καλοῦμεν φόλλεις. ὁ Ἰουστινιανός, τῶν ἀργυραμοιβῶν ὑπὲρ ἑνὸς στατῆρος χρυσοῦ προί̈εσθαι τοῖς ξυμβάλλουσιν εἰωθότων ι# καὶ σ1# ὀβολούς, αὐτὸς ἐπιτεχνώμενος κέρδη οἰκεῖα π# καὶ ρ# μόνους ὑπὲρ τοῦ στατῆρος διετάξατο δίδοσθαι ὀβολούς. καὶ αὖθις Ἀριστοφάνης: φεῦ, ὡς μέγα δύνασθον πανταχοῦ δύ' ὀβολώ. διὰ τὸ λεγόμενον, ὅτι τοῖς νεκροῖς ἐπὶ τοῦ στόματος δύο ὀβολούς. λέγεται καὶ τριώβολον, τῶν στρατηγῶν βλακείας χάριν προστιθέντων. ζήτει περὶ ὀβολοῦ ἐν τῷ ἀσσάρια.
Notes:
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 682 (the sausage-seller is reporting on his success in bribing the Athenian council, the boule, with free food), with comment from the scholia there.
[2] On the Byzantine coin follis, and the passage quoted from Procopius (which glosses folles as obols), see kappa 1413, phi 564.
[3] Aristophanes, Frogs 141, where Dionysus is first told of the need to pay the ferryman to Hades.
[4] Paraphrase of an Aristophanic scholion misquoted in tau 1171 and phi 235; the scholion is cited correctly in beta 317.
[5] alpha 4126.
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Translated by: Nick Nicholas on 6 November 2008@01:35:38.
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