Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 4

Papers of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Schol. Aristoph. Eq. 410. This inference is favored also by the words XtOot, To iv rrj Otia iKKr)ria fiijpxi, in Hesychius, s.v. Ai0u/toru. This point will come up again in the discussion of the tablets found by Lord Aberdeen.1 IX. From the Scholia on the Birds of Aristophanes, v. 997, we learn that the Pnyx was probably a place from which astronomical observations were made. In this place we are informed that Meton, whose name has come down to us in the Metonic Cycle, set up a sundial on the wall in the Pnyx: riXunpomov iv rrj vvv ovrra AucAipnip, irpos To! Tc."x T5 iv rrj Iiwki. About the word Tcios in this passage the most widely different opinions are entertained.2 Wherever this wall may have been, it is certain that the top of this hill is very well adapted for astronomical observations; and it would be very natural that a sundial should be placed on such a site, whether on the city wall or on a wall erected especially for it. X. In Plato's Republic, vi. 492 C, in speaking of the applause in an assembly, court, theatre, camp, or other place of resort, it is said: orav a! Tt irtTpai Koi 6 Tokos iv a av Zoiv iirrixpvvTis onrXdoiov Bopvfiov T-apiyfoxn Tov j/6yov Ko.1 CTratvov.1 But as the Pnyx is not mentioned in this passage, and so many other places are mentioned, no conclusion can be drawn from it as to the situation of the Pnyx. The only reason for introducing it here is that it has been used to favor the opinion that the Pnyx was situated in a low place. XI. In Plutarch's Themistocles, 19, it is said that Themistocles did not so much make Peiraeus dependent on the city as make the city dependent on Peiraeus, and the land dependent on the sea. By this means he transferred the power from the nobles to the people, ...show more

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  • 9781236936431