Howitt and Fison Papers


XM161_ICDMS_lowres Notes on Attic Tribes in the case of Neaira



Attic tribesFrom Mr Fison May 5 1882

Hermann says the Attic people were divided into4 [Greek script]. The [Greek script] were divided into [Greek script]and "houses". [Here - crossed out] I find that [Greek script] refers to thethree divisions into [Greek script] Each of these is an [Greek script]Wachsmuth says that each phyle had these divisionsThey are evidently nothing morethan grades of society+ may be dismissed by us.I find the word "houses" to be [Greek script] + arrive to theconclusion that [Greek script] here is equivalent [Greek script]It is not merely an individual but "a family man"a house father. But here is a difficulty:Hermann says:30 houses = 1 [Greek script]30 [Greek script] = 1 [Greek script]3 [Greek script] = 1 [Greek script]Now why should a [Greek script] be limited to 30 [Greek script]I doubt this. On the other hand Thirlwall (so Liddell+ Scott say) gives 3 [Greek script] = 1 [Greek script]Wachsmuth says of the older divisions thateach [Greek script] contained 3 Trittyes + eachTrittys contained 4 Nancraria. The Trittyswere of later date than the [Greek script] and were"established to regulate the Megalenses of citizens."Each Nancraria had to furnish a band of horsemenand 1 sheep. Hence its name though somerefer it to [Greek script] = to dwell, an unlikely derivative.

On the whole it seems clear that the onlydivison of "Kin" are the [Greek script], the [Greek script], and perhaps the [Greek script].

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XM158_ICDMS_lowres Letter from Fison to Howitt 9 May 1882



[left side of page]about it before women, one landlady and her niece being there to the fore. He said "I say, you my boss. That is true. They don't know what you + me talk about. Well, boss, you give me one little nobbler." "No", said I. "I give you flour, tea, sugar. I won't give you nobbler. There's a big meeting in Gippsland now, and all the old men say there is to be no nobbler there." "Look here boss", he pleaded. "We aren't in Gippsland. This is Wangaratta.You give me one small nobbler then I go home." But I was obdurate. I told him to go to the camp, + sleep, + then bring me an old man on the morrow. The next day was Sunday, + unfortunately the old man came while I was at Church. I could not find out where the camp was; + having to return by morning train on Monday, I saw them no more. But I will pay them another visit.

[right hand side of page]Many thanks for your kind invitation,but I have an engagement here for Sunday next which makes it impossible for me to go to Sale.My pass expires on the 19th inst. I will ask for a renewal, as I have finally decided not to leave for about 6 weeks, or perhaps a little more.

I found Thirlwall's Greeceat the Library of the Congregational Church in Collins St. today, + looked up the passage referred to by Liddell + Scott. I find the 30 γεννητμ depend upon the rendering of the word τριαλαμ in a passage in Pollux referred to in a note. This rendering seems doubtful to me, + I will hunt up Pollux tomorrow at the P.L. I have not been able to get at the Panathenaian of Müller. But old Morrison, the Hebrew Professor, was at the Cong: Church Library, + I got him to hunt up the "Strange Woman" for me in Gesenius. We traced the phrase through all its occurrences, + found my surmise to be correct. The Strange Woman when = harlot

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