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Headword: Θύον
Adler number: theta,590
Translated headword: citron-wood
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
"The Rhodians used to [or: sought to] extract tribute from the kings. For Massana[1] sent them 30 talents of ivory, and 50 of citron-wood,[2] for preparing the statues they had voted to prepare."
Greek Original:
Θύον. ἐφορολόγουν οἱ Ῥόδιοι τοὺς βασιλεῖς. Μασσάνας μὲν γὰρ ἀπέστειλεν αὐτοῖς ἐλέφαντος λ# τάλαντα, θύου δὲ ν# πρὸς κατασκευὴν τῶν ἀγαλμάτων, ὧν ἦσαν ἐψηφισμένοι κατασκευάζειν.
Notes:
Quotation unidentifiable. (Adler notes Valckenaer's view that it should be attributed to Polybius, though she preferred Appian.)
[1] Massinissa: see under alpha 2080.
[2] cf. theta 541.
Keywords: art history; biography; botany; economics; geography; historiography; history; religion; science and technology; trade and manufacture; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 August 2007@07:44:49.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 17 August 2007@11:12:23.
David Whitehead (augmented notes) on 19 August 2007@04:29:23.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@07:49:58.

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