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Headword: Ῥητόν
Adler number: rho,149
Translated headword: spoken, stated, stipulated
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning something] defined.[1]
[Something] evident.[2]
Thucydides [writes]: "they agreed with the Athenians that each should be ransomed for a stated amount of silver, surrendering their weapons."[3]
And elsewhere: "at no time ever did the Saracens of our time receive any stated amount of gold from the Romans."[4]
Greek Original:
Ῥητόν: ὡρισμένον. φανερόν. Θουκυδίδης: ξυνέβησαν τοῖς Ἀθηναίοις ῥητοῦ μὲν ἕκαστον ἀργυρίου ἀπολυθῆναι, ὅπλα παραδόντας. καὶ αὖθις: ἐν οὐδενὶ χρόνῳ πώποτε ῥητόν τι χρυσίον ἐκομίσαντο ἐκ Ῥωμαίων οἱ καθ' ἡμᾶς Σαρακηνοί.
Notes:
Verbal adjective from the root fρη- .
[1] Gloss from a scholion on Thucydides 2.7.2, where the headword occurs (neuter accusative singular): web address 1.
[2] Same gloss in the Synagoge (rho32) and Photius (rho105 Theodoridis).
[3] Thucydides 4.69.3 (on the Megarian garrison-troops at Nisaia, 424 BCE), with the headword in the genitive singular: web address 2.
[4] Menander Protector fr. 11 FHG (4.216a).
Associated internet addresses:
Web address 1,
Web address 2
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; economics; historiography; history; military affairs
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 September 2010@22:10:06.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 September 2010@07:45:09.
David Whitehead on 28 October 2013@07:30:51.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 9 June 2014@23:43:11.

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