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Notes


[1] Between nine and twelve A.M.

[2] This select committee was known technically as the "Prytanes."

[3] The so-called "King Archon" had special cognizance of most cases involving religious questions; and his court was in this stoa.

[4] The Greeks lacked many of our common flowers. Their ordinary flowers were white violets, narcissus, lilies, crocuses, blue hyacinths, and roses ("the Flower of Zeus"). The usual garland was made of myrtle or ivy and then entwined with various flowers.

[5] A wealthier purchaser would, of course, have his own pouch, or more probably one carried for him by a slave.

[6] To serve the state in any official capacity (usually without any salary attached to the office) would give the highest satisfaction to any Greek. The desire for participation in public affairs might be described as a mania.

[8] Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) required his soldiers to be shaved (as giving less grasp for the enemy!), and the habit then spread generally through the whole Hellenic world.

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