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Headword: *dikaiodosi/a
Adler number: delta,1065
Translated headword: jurisdiction
Vetting Status: high
Polybius [writes]: "whenever it is possible to receive the due from those who commit an offence either in accordance with the laws or in accordance with other established jurisdictions".[1] Meaning praiseworthy starting-points.[2]
Greek Original:
*dikaiodosi/a. *polu/bios: o(/tan h)=| to\ di/kaion e)klabei=n para\ tw=n a)dikhsa/ntwn h)\ kata\ no/mous h)\ kata/ tinas a)/llas u(pokeime/nas dikaiodosi/as. a)nti\ tou= eu)lo/gous a)forma/s.
cf. generally delta 1066. The present headword occurs frequently in Polybius, both in the general meaning of "jurisdiction" and in the one of "trial" (cf. 4.16.4, ei)s dikaiodosi/an prokalei=sqai). See LSJ at web address 1.
[1] The quotation is fr. 31 Büttner-Wobst (book uncertain), also at epsilon 455.
[2] For this gloss cf. delta 1081.
T. Büttner-Wobst, ed., Polybii Historiae, vol. IV, (Leipzig 1904)
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: constitution; definition; historiography; history; law
Translated by: Valentini Kalfadopoulou Mellas on 28 March 2005@15:33:59.
Vetted by:
Antonella Ippolito (modified and extended translation; added note and reference; added keyword.) on 28 March 2005@17:57:15.
David Whitehead (tweaked translation; x-refs; cosmetics) on 29 March 2005@01:52:54.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 11 November 2005@07:36:33.
David Whitehead on 10 July 2012@08:09:24.
Ronald Allen (rearranged notes; added bibliography, new n.1) on 14 August 2018@16:55:37.
Catharine Roth (tweaked notes) on 16 August 2018@13:00:26.
David Whitehead on 20 August 2018@02:56:55.


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