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Obol

An ancient Greek unit of weight approximately equivalent to 0.72 or 1.05 grams, depending on the region.
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Presumably they thought that anyone who did not yearn to be a politician was a few obols short of a full drachma
The use of the "three obol" motif is probably an allusion to Iamblichus, Protrepticus, 125, 1-8, who there interprets the Pythagorean akousma "a figure and a stepping stone, not a figure and three obols.
Part 1 of 2] Athenian Trial Court Officials king-archon presides and directs the proceedings Citizen Involvement * any Athenian citizen can bring to court an accusation against a fellow Athenian and can plead the case before the jury * the defendant (accused) pleads his case, he may read a speech written for him Qualifications of Jurors * Athenian citizen, of sound mind, 30 years or older, no disabilities Payment of Jurors * minimal, 3 obols (a poor day's pay) Length of Trial * has to be completed in 1 day Guilt * determined by jurors, a simple majority is required.
The authors (as they have done before) set us down in aristocratic society where plate was common and calculations were conducted in minae and not in obols.
In mythology, small ancient Greek coins, obols, were needed as the fare to cross the River Styx.
REGARDING TomSlemen''s article on the OBOLs - I believe they are extraterrestrial in origin.
9) According to Lucian, another oracle of the period charges 'two obols for each prediction' while Alexander charges 'a drachma and two obols' (Alex.
For example, there is an amphora attributed to the Berlin painter which has a mark of 7 obols.