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Headword: Ψῆφος μέλαινα
Adler number: psi,85
Translated headword: black pebble, black vote
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning] the one for conviction; white is the one for acquittal.[1]
The Pisidian [writes]: "he pronounced a judgement of a black pebble".[2]
Greek Original:
Ψῆφος μέλαινα: ἡ καταδικάζουσα: λευκὴ δὲ ἡ δικαιοῦσα. Πισίδης: ψήφου μελαίνης ἐξεφώνησε κρίσιν.
Notes:
[1] cf. lambda 327.
[2] George of Pisidia, Heraclias 1.35 (and cf. Bellum Avaricum 389).
Keywords: definition; imagery; law; poetry
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 December 2005@10:30:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 21 December 2005@12:06:44.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2) on 22 December 2005@03:06:17.
David Whitehead on 6 November 2013@05:37:15.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 25 May 2014@23:59:16.

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