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Headword: *diwmosi/a
Adler number: delta,1234
Translated headword: oath-taking
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] the oaths made by litigants [sc. in Athenian courts] -- one swearing that he did suffer what he is complaining of, the other solemnly affirming that "I did not do it".
Greek Original:
*diwmosi/a: o(/rkoi oi( u(po\ tw=n dikazome/nwn gigno/menoi, tou= me\n o)mnu/ntos, o(/ti paqw\n e)gkalei=, tou= de\ a)/ra, o(/ti ou)k e)poi/hsa.
From Timaeus, Platonic Lexicon, which is significantly different from Harpokration s.v.
The terminology here is inexact. The di-omosia (diwmosi/a) formed part of homicide proceedings; its all-purpose counterpart in other kinds of trial was the ant-omosia (a)ntwmosi/a; alpha 2758, alpha 2759, alpha 2760).
See also delta 1235.
S.C. Todd, The Shape of Athenian Law (Oxford 1993) 96 n.21 and index s.v.
Keywords: daily life; definition; law; religion
Translated by: David Whitehead on 20 October 2000@05:31:11.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@05:36:07.
Elizabeth Vandiver (Added italics; added Greek; cosmetics) on 16 September 2003@10:31:54.
David Whitehead (another x-ref) on 17 September 2003@02:42:44.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; cosmetics) on 5 July 2011@06:55:48.
Catharine Roth (tweak) on 21 December 2014@22:30:33.
David Whitehead on 11 November 2015@10:40:15.


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