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Headword: Θρανίτης λεώς
Adler number: theta,454
Translated headword: top-bench folk
Vetting Status: high
Meaning seafaring. He spoke of the whole from a part. For of those rowing, the ones at the top called thranites, those in the middle zygites, and those at the bottom thalamites.
Greek Original:
Θρανίτης λεώς: ἀντὶ τοῦ ὁ ναυτικός. ἐκ μέρους δὲ τὸ πᾶν εἶπε. τῶν γὰρ ἐρεττόντων οἱ μὲν ἄνω θρανῖται λέγονται, οἱ δὲ μέσοι ζυγῖται, οἱ δὲ κάτω θαλάμιοι.
From a scholion on Aristophanes, Acharnians 162 (where the headword phrase occurs); cf. scholion on Thucydides 6.31.3.
See also theta 5 and theta 455 (and cf. more generally theta 451, theta 452, theta 453, theta 456).
Keywords: comedy; definition; historiography; history; military affairs; science and technology
Translated by: Ryan Stone on 29 February 2008@22:57:48.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (tweaked translation) on 3 March 2008@23:27:18.
Catharine Roth (augmented note, added keywords, set status) on 4 March 2008@01:30:45.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; tweaks and cosmetics) on 4 March 2008@03:45:16.
David Whitehead on 6 January 2013@05:30:54.


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