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Headword: *diaithtai=s
Adler number: delta,888
Translated headword: arbitrators
Vetting Status: high
The arbitrators are different from the jurors. For the latter used to try cases in the jurycourts and judge the [cases sent there] on appeal from the arbitrators, whereas the arbitrators used to arbitrate first, after being assigned disputes by lot or after the parties had entrusted their disputes to them for judgement. And if [the arbitrators' decision] pleased the opposing parties, the suit came to an end; if not, they cast the charges and the summonses and testimonies, together with the [sc. relevant] laws and the other proofs of both sides, into urns and sealed them up and handed them over to the [sc officials called] introducers of lawsuits.
Greek Original:
*diaithtai=s: e(/teroi para\ tou\s dikasta/s ei)sin oi( diaithtai/. oi( me\n ga\r e)n dikasthri/ois e)di/kazon kai\ ta\s a)po\ tw=n diaithtw=n a)fesi/mous e)/krinon, oi( de\ diaithtai\ pro/teron klh/rw| laxo/ntes h)\ e)pitreya/ntwn au)toi=s toi=s krinome/nois dih/|toun. kai\ ei) me\n h)/reske toi=s a)ntidi/kois, te/los ei)=xen h( di/kh: ei) de\ mh/, ta\ e)gklh/mata kai\ ta\s problh/seis kai\ marturi/as, e)/ti de\ kai\ tou\s no/mous kai\ ta\s a)/llas pi/steis e(kate/rwn e)mbalo/ntes ei)s kadi/skous kai\ shmhna/menoi paredi/dosan toi=s ei)sagwgeu=si tw=n dikw=n.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. diaitetai (converted here from nominative plural to dative), which is commenting on Demosthenes 21.86 (web address 1) and also cites ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 53.1-3.
See also delta 887, delta 889.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; daily life; definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 19 October 2000@07:13:33.
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David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 5 September 2002@08:19:58.
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David Whitehead (more keywords) on 11 November 2005@07:35:46.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 5 July 2011@05:30:41.
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