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Headword: Epitrepein tois oikeiois
Adler number: epsilon,2724
Translated headword: to entrust [the arbitration of a dispute] to one's friends
Vetting Status: high
Demosthenes [sc. uses the phrase] to mean choosing them as jurors,[1] whereas Lysias said "[he] entrusted to men," meaning [he] appointed conciliators.[2]
Greek Original:
Epitrepein tois oikeiois: Dêmosthenês anti tou dikastas autous haireisthai, Lusias de epetrepsen andrasin eipen, anti tou epitropous katestêsen.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. e)pitre/pein (sic: i.e. shorter than the Suda's headword phrase, which comes from Demosthenes). Besides Demosthenes and Lysias, below, Harpok. cites Menander's play Epitrepontes.
[1] Demosthenes 27.1, with "arbitrators", diaithtai/, instead of "jurors", dikastai/. (The error postdates Harpok.)
[2] Lysias fr. 63 Sauppe (now 70 Carey OCT).
Keywords: comedy; daily life; definition; ethics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 15 November 2000@08:22:41.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, keyword) on 6 July 2003@18:21:17.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 7 July 2003@03:00:16.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 7 July 2011@10:51:53.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 November 2017@22:50:19.


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