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Headword: *)apagwga/s
Adler number: alpha,2869
Translated headword: carryings off, arrests
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] captures, incapacitations.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the singular] a)pagwgh/ ["proscription"], a written deposition given to the magistrate concerning the necessity to arrest a certain person.
"Then Licinius arrived on the pretext of a proscription".[2]
So[3] the a)pagwgh/ is a type of lawsuit; it is named from a)pa/gein ["to carry off"]. Evil-doers used to be carried off to the Eleven.[4]
Greek Original:
*)apagwga/s: ai)xmalwsi/as, a)dunati/as. kai\ *)apagwgh/, mh/nusis e)/ggrafos didome/nh tw=| a)/rxonti peri\ tou= dei=n a)paxqh=nai to\n dei=na. e)ntau=qa o( *liki/nnios kata\ pro/fasin a)pagwgh=s a)fiko/menos. to\ ou)=n a)pagwgh\ di/khs e)sti\n ei)=dos: w)no/mastai de\ a)po\ tou= a)pa/gein. a)ph/gonto de\ oi( kakou=rgoi pro\s tou\s ia#.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica. The headword is accusative plural, evidently quoted from somewhere (perhaps Demosthenes 20.156 or 25.78, though there are other possibilities).
[2] Philostorgius, Historia ecclesiastica V.2a, p.67.25-6 Bidez-Winkelmann. For this episode cf. alpha 4450.
[3] This apparently logical connection is a non sequitur, since the entry now shifts without warning to classical Athens (echoing, from now on, Harpokration s.v. a)/page; cf. already alpha 2861).
[4] For whom see epsilon 1156.
Keywords: biography; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 30 November 2000@22:53:31.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes; cosmetics) on 1 December 2000@03:37:51.
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; restorative and other cosmetics) on 16 August 2002@07:01:54.
Catharine Roth (augmented reference in note 1) on 28 November 2004@23:41:05.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 28 June 2011@06:17:09.
Catharine Roth (more betacode) on 31 December 2011@17:53:49.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2013@03:44:26.
Catharine Roth (added betacode) on 4 September 2015@00:40:37.


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