Definition of obol in English:
An ancient Greek coin worth one sixth of a drachma.
- Pay for mercenaries and allies continued at the same rates as citizens: normally 3 obols, sometimes a drachma.
- On the appointed day the Athenian public would gather at the theatre of Dionysus on the south slope of the Acropolis, paid their admission of two obols, and witnessed a series of plays.
- He was responsible for increasing the jurors' pay from two to three obols.
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