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στοά , ᾶς, , SIG29 (Attic, found at Delphi, vi/v B.C.), al., IG12.115.7, al.; also στοιά (in anapaest. verse) Ar.Ec.676,684,686, and in some dialect Inscrr., IG12(3).170.22 (Astypalaea), 42(1).115.20 (prob., Epid., iv/iii B.C.), Ρ̓χ. Ἐφ.1913.227 (Lesbos); στωϊά Inscr.Magn. 67.6 (Cnossian decree, iii/ii B.C.), IG12(2).14.2, al. (Mytil.):—
A.roofed colonnade, cloister, Hdt.3.52, Th.4.90,8.90, X.HG5.2.29, 7.4.31, Ev.Jo.10.23, CPHerm.94.3 (iii A.D.), etc.
II. at Athens,
1. storehouse, magazine, esp. for corn, Ar.Ach.548; “στοιὰ ἀλφιτόπωλιςId.Ec. 686, cf. 14.
2. στοιὰ βασίλειος the court where the βασιλεύς sat, ib.684; τοῦ βασιλέως ς. Pl.Tht.210d, cf. Euthphr.2a, Paus.1.3.1, 1.14.6, Poll.8.86; ς. βασιλική at Thera, IG12(3).326.19.
3. στοὰ ποικίλη, v. ποικίλος 11.3: also ς. alone, And.1.85; so οἱ ἀπὸ τῆς ς., of the Stoics (since Zeno taught there), Placit.1.5.1, S.E.M.9.11, Gal.10.15, etc.; οἱ ἐκ τῆς ς. Id.18(1).259: also Σ. alone, the Stoic school, Phld.Rh.2.68S.
III. long roof or shed used in sieges, SIG569.36 (Halasarna, iii B.C.), Plb.1.48.2:—gallery, communication trench, whether above ground or excavated, Ph.Bel.83.32, 85.10, 91.31.
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