τέμενος, ‘the royal park.’ The reminiscence of such a demesne was still kept up in Corcyra in the time of the Peloponnesian war. Cp. Thuc.3. 70. 5“τέμνειν χάρακας ἐκ τοῦ τε Διὸς τεμένους καὶ τοῦ Ἀλκίνου”.ἀλωή (originally “ϝαλοϝή”, compare “ἀλοιάω”), properly means the ‘threshingfloor,’ and then implies any artificially levelled or prepared ground, so Schol. E. on Od. 1.193 “καὶ ἡ πολύδενδρος γῆ καὶ ἡ ἀμπελόφυτος καὶ ἡ σιτοφόρος καὶ ἡ δασεῖα”. On τέμενος see Apoll. Lex. 240“πᾶς ἀποτετμημένος εἰς τιμὴν τόπος”, Eustath. “τέμενος ἐπὶ ναοῦ οἱ μεθ᾽ Ὅμηρον οἴδασι”.
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