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θέμα , ατος, τό, (τίθημι)
A.that which is placed or laid down:
1. money deposited, deposit, Ceb.31, PCair.Zen.22.11 (iii B.C.), SIG742.58 (Ephesus, i B.C.), Plu.2.116a,b; also, of grain, PRyl.199.12 (i A.D.); “ἐν θέματι ἔχειν παρά τινοςPTeb.120.125 (i B.C.); treasure, LXX To.4.9.
3. = θήκη, coffer, ib.1 Ki.6.8.
4. position, situation, of land, IG14.217 (Acrae).
5. Astrol., nativity, 'horoscope' (in mod. sense), Suet.Aug.94, Vett.Val.194.20,al., Man. 1.278.
6. either common burial-place or common land, Michel995 B 50 (pl.); private burial-ground, σορὸς καὶ τὸ βαθρικὸν καὶ τὸ ὑποκείμενον θ. Judeich Altertümervon Hierapolis 208, cf. 124,al.; θέμα: ἕξις, τόπος, στάσις, μνῆμα, Hsch.
II. something proposed as a prize, IG 9(1).12 (Ambryssus), SIG867.67 (Ephesus, ii A.D.), Sammelb.6222.27 (iii A.D.).
III. case proposed for discussion, theme of an argument, Quint.4.2.28, D.L.7.78.
b. proposition, premiss, “θ. ὁμολογούμεναLongin.32.8.
c. case, in Law, Just.Nov.2.3Intr., 4.2 (pl.), dub. in IG4.364 (cf. Supp.Epigr.1.64).
2. arbitrary determination, opp. “φύσις, κατὰ θέμα καλὸς λόγοςPhld.Rh.1.151 S.; νόμοις καὶ θέμασιν διαφέρειν ib.259 S., cf. Po.5.22.
3. in Gramm., primary (non-derivative) element or form, A.D.Pron.11.21, al., cf. Synt.47.22; of the present tense, “τὸ θ., ἀμύσσω: μέλλων, ἀμύξωEM88.13.
4. in Stoic Logic, mode of reduction of an irregular syllogism, Stoic.2.77,83,al.
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