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τα?́μι^-ας , Ep. and Ion. τα^μι^-ίης , ου (rarely
A.ταμίαIG11(2).287B100 (Delos, iii B.C.), 42(1).77.14 (Epid., ii B.C.)), : old Att. dat. pl. ταμία_σιν ib.12.232.3, 237.56: Aeol. τομίαις dub. in Alc.87 (ταμίαις acc. to PBouriant 8.16):—prop. one who carves and distributes, dispenser, steward, “ταμίαι παρὰ νηυσὶν ἔσαν, σίτοιο δοτῆρεςIl.19.44, cf. Ar.V.613 (anap.), Ostr.Bodl.i 304 (ii B.C.); “τ. ἀνδράσι πλούτουPi.O.13.7 (pl.).
2. of Zeus, as the dispenser of all things to men, “Ζεύς, ὅς τ᾽ ἀνθρώπων τ. πολέμοιο τέτυκτοIl.4.84; τ. ἀγαθῶν τε κακῶν τε Poet. ap. Pl.R.379e; οὐκ ἔστιν πλὴν Διὸς οὐδεὶς τῶν μελλόντων τ. S.Fr.590.4 (anap.); Ζῆνα, ὃς ὅρκων θνατοῖς τ. νενόμισται controller, E.Med.170 (anap.); “τῶν ὄμβρων καὶ τῶν αὐχμῶν τοῖς ἄλλοις Ζεὺς τ. ἐστίνIsoc.11.13; also τ. ἀνέμων, of Aeolus, Od.10.21 (hence of the lungs, τῶν πνευμάτων τῷ σώματι τ. Pl.Ti.84d): freq. in Pi., of kings or persons in authority, controller, director, τ. Κυράνας, Σπάρτας, P.5.62, N.10.52; τ. κώμων master of the revels, I.6(5).57; τ. Διός steward or priest of Zeus, O.6.5; ταμίαι Μοισᾶν, i.e. poets, Fr.1; οἶκος τ. στεφάνων that hath store of crowns, N.6.26; also ἳν δ᾽ αὐτῷ θανάτου τ. Hes.Fr.11; γνώμης τ. (fort. γλώσσης) one that is master of his judgement, Thgn.504; ἀμφοτέρων (sc. νοῦ καὶ γλώσσης) Id.1186; [φιλότητος] Id.1242; ἅμα τῆς τε ἐπιθυμίας καὶ τῆς τύχης . . τ. γενέσθαι controller both of his desire and of fortune, Th.6.78; τ. τριαίνης, of Poseidon, Ar.Nu.566 (lyr.); ἁλὸς ταμίαι lords of the sea, Critias 2.12: abs., “τὸν τ. ἼακχονS.Ant.1154 (lyr.).
II. in Prose, controller of receipts and expenditure, treasurer, paymaster, “τ. τῶν βασιλέος χρημάτωνHdt.2.121.ά, cf. X.HG3.1.27; τ. τοῦ ἱροῦ controller of the sacred treasure in the citadel of Athens, Hdt.8.51; “τ. τῆς θεοῦPl.Lg.774b, Decr. ap. And.1.77; τ. τῶν τῆς θεοῦ Lex ap.D.43.71: abs., Lys.9.6, Arist.Pol.1321b33; οἱ τῶν τῆς Ἀθηναίας τ. IG12.91.18; ταμίαι ἱερῶν χρημάτων τῆς Ἀθηναίας ib.304.2; τ. τοῦ δήμου ib.22.102.12, etc.; βουλῆς ταμίαι ib.223C7: freq. in other Greek states, SIG249.9 (Delph., iv B.C.), etc.; “παρὰ ταμιῶν ἉλικαρνασσέωνPCair.Zen.36.25 (iii B.C.), cf. 317a).17 (iii B.C.); τὸν ἐκ τοῦ ζυτοπωλίου τ. ib.202.2 (iii B.C.).
2. = Lat. quaestor, SIG700.4 (Lete, ii B.C.), D.H.5.34, Plu.Publ.12, etc.
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