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Headword: Agraphiou dikê
Adler number: alpha,344
Translated headword: dike agraphiou, lawsuit about erasure
Vetting Status: high
When people owe [money] to the public treasury, as the result of a conviction, those in charge at the time about these matters write the debtors' names on notice-boards, appending how much the debt is [sc. in each case]. Whenever each one pays, the record is erased from the notice-board. So if someone is listed as owing money, but does not appear to have paid, and his name has been erased from the notice-board, any citizen who wishes may bring against him a lawsuit for erasure.
Greek Original:
Agraphiou dikê: tôn ek katadikês ôphlêkotôn tôi dêmosiôi graphousi ta onomata en sanisin hoi kata kairon peri toutôn dioikountes, prostithentes ana poson esti to ophlêma. hotan de apodidôi hekastos, exaleiphetai tês sanidos to epigramma. ean oun tis anagraphêi men ôphlêkenai, doxêi de mê apodedôkenai, kai to onoma autou exêleimmenon êi ek tês sanidos, sunkechôrêtai tôi boulomenôi tôn astôn eisagein kat' autou dikên agraphiou.
See already the more succinct alpha 343. The present entry is also in Photius.
Keywords: constitution; daily life; economics; law
Translated by: Anne Mahoney on 27 August 1998@18:31:49.
Vetted by:
David Mirhady on 17 December 1999@17:27:12.
David Mirhady on 17 December 1999@17:29:47.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 12 February 2001@08:30:51.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 22 November 2005@09:54:25.
David Whitehead (expanded note; cosmetics) on 6 January 2012@07:33:56.


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