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διώβολον). A small coin of two obols (see Drachma), which was given to each Athenian citizen during the festivals to pay for his seat in the theatre, whence the gift was called διωβελία (Xen. Hell. i. 7.2; Aristot. Pol. ii. 7.19). In Plautus the adjective diobolaris signifies anything very cheap or mean, like “tuppenny” in English.

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