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Headword: Θησεῖον
Adler number: theta,367
Translated headword: Theseion, Theseum
Vetting Status: high
"I shall decide to sit at the Theseion or in [the temple] of the August Ones".[1] That is, of the Furies. For it was in these shrines that suppliants would sit and gain asylum.
The Theseion is a precinct devoted to Theseus.[2]
Greek Original:
Θησεῖον: καθῆσθαί μοι δοκῶ ἐπὶ τὸ Θησεῖον ἢ ἐπὶ τῶν Σεμνῶν θεῶν. τουτέστι τῶν Ἐριννύων. εἰς γὰρ ταῦτα τὰ ἱερὰ οἱ ἱκέται καθήμενοι ἀσυλίαν εἶχον. ἔστι δὲ τὸ Θησεῖον τέμενος ἀνειμένον τῷ Θησεῖ.
[1] Aristophanes, Knights 1311-12, imperfectly quoted (see web address 1). The first part of the entry comes from a scholion on this verse. For the Furies see generally epsilon 2994, epsilon 2995, epsilon 3580, epsilon 3581.
[2] Abridged from Harpokration s.v. Theseion (commenting on its mention in Demosthenes 18.129).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 27 November 2000@07:39:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (augmented notes) on 13 August 2003@21:40:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 14 August 2003@03:11:13.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 10 July 2011@08:30:26.
David Whitehead on 29 March 2015@08:36:46.
Catharine Roth (added a link) on 3 December 2018@01:39:06.


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