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Headword: *)efe/tai
Adler number: epsilon,3878
Translated headword: ephetai, ephetae
Vetting Status: high
Those judging the murder-trials[1] at [the] Palladion and at [the] Prytan[e]ion and at [the] Delphinion and at Phreato are called ephetai.
Also [sc. attested is the singular] e)fe/ths, the juror.
Greek Original:
*)efe/tai: oi( dika/zontes ta\s e)f' ai(/matos kri/seis e)pi\ *palladi/w| kai\ e)pi\ *prutani/w| kai\ e)pi\ *delfini/w| kai\ e)n *fre/ati e)fe/tai kalou=ntai. kai\ *)efe/ths, o( dikasth/s.
Abridged from Harpokration s.v., commenting on their appearance in Demosthenes 23.37-8.
See also epsilon 3876 and epsilon 3877.
[1] Literally, trials for blood.
D.M. McDowell, Athenian Homicide Law in the Age of the Orators (Manchester 1963) chap.5.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 May 2003@08:41:25.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation) on 26 July 2003@19:36:51.
David Whitehead (modified translation) on 28 July 2003@03:38:59.
David Whitehead (tweaks and cosmetics) on 8 July 2011@06:10:46.


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