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Headword: Πυκνί
Adler number: pi,3152
Translated headword: on the Pnyx
Vetting Status: high
As in the [phrase] of Aristophanes:[1] "except not on the Pnyx."[2]
Also [sc. attested is] Pyknites; [in the phrase] "Demos of the Pnyx."[3] Pnyx, a place in Athens, where the Athenians used to hold assembly. He spoke of a 'Pyknites' just as [if he were saying] a citizen [= demesman] of the Pnyx. It is called Pnyx on account of the packing-in [πυκνοῦσθαι ] [sc. of those attending].[4] And the jurycourt in Athens used to be called Pnyx.
Greek Original:
Πυκνί: ὡς ἐν τῷ Ἀριστοφάνει: πλὴν μὴ 'ν τῇ Πυκνί. καὶ Πυκνίτης: δῆμος πυκνίτης. Πνύξ, τόπος Ἀθήνησιν, ἔνθα ἐκκλησίαζον οἱ Ἀθηναῖοι. ὥσπερ δὲ πολίτην τῆς Πυκνὸς Πυκνίτην εἶπε. Πνὺξ δὲ λέγεται παρὰ τὸ πυκνοῦσθαι. καὶ τὸ ἐν Ἀθήναις δὲ δικαστήριον Πνὺξ ἐκαλεῖτο.
For the Pnyx hill see also pi 3151, and generally Hansen (1987) 12-19. For words possibly related to the name (if the etymology offered here is correct) see also all the other entries between pi 3142 and pi 3155, inclusive.
[1] The word Aristophanes is transmitted in the dative case; Bernhardy deleted it; an alternative would be to make it genitive.
[2] Aristophanes, Knights 749 (web address 1).
[3] A pretend deme-name in Aristophanes, Knights 42 (web address 2). It is followed here by comment from the scholia there.
[4] cf. pi 1836.
M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Assembly (Oxford 1987) 12-19
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: comedy; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law
Translated by: Norita Dobyns on 24 February 2004@19:40:22.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added punctuation, links, and keywords) on 25 February 2004@01:02:27.
David Whitehead (modified translation; augmented notes and keywords) on 25 February 2004@03:19:22.
Catharine Roth (fixed links, other cosmetics) on 16 September 2011@21:44:36.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 1 December 2011@08:29:20.
William Hutton (augmented and rearranged general note and bibliography) on 17 September 2013@08:04:59.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@09:42:52.
David Whitehead (tweak) on 24 March 2014@09:09:25.


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