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Headword: *ai)ki/as
Adler number: alphaiota,169
Translated headword: assault, battery
Vetting Status: high
It is a kind of private lawsuit [sc. in classical Athens] which could be brought as the result of [suffering] blows. Its punishment was not defined in the laws; rather, the plaintiff specified in writing what punishment he thought the crime deserved, and the jurors adjudicated [sc. between that and the proposal of the defendant].
Greek Original:
*ai)ki/as: ei)=dos di/khs e)sti\n i)diwtikh=s e)pi\ plhgai=s lagxanome/nhs, h(=s to\ ti/mhma e)n toi=s no/mois ou)k e)/stin w(risme/non, a)ll' o( me\n kath/goros ti/mhma e)pigra/fetai o(po/sou dokei= a)/cion ei)=nai to\ a)di/khma, oi( de\ dikastai\ e)pikri/nousin.
From Harpokration s.v., precisely followed; and cf. in part Anecdota Oxoniensia 2.488.26.
The headword is genitive case, as is customary in such entries.
cf. generally alphaiota 167, alphaiota 168 (and alphaiota 170).
S.C. Todd, The Shape of Athenian Law (Oxford 1993) 102
Keywords: daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; ethics; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 October 2000@09:23:12.
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Catharine Roth (cosmetics, note) on 4 September 2002@20:17:44.
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 5 September 2002@03:14:47.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 6 July 2011@06:50:10.
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