Monday, December 09, 2013


The Earliest Record of a Curfew?

Athenaeus, Deipnosophistae 5.214 d (tr. Charles Burton Gulick, on Athenion, with Gulick's footnote):
He also proclaimed that all should stay indoors after sunset,b and nobody might go out even with a lantern.

b The earliest record of a curfew?
The Greek:
ἐκήρυσσέν τε δύντος ἡλίου πάντας οἰκουρεῖν καὶ μετὰ λυχνοφόρου μηδένα φοιτᾶν.

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