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Headword: *)epakto\s o(/rkos
Adler number: epsilon,1935
Translated headword: imposed oath
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning the one] which someone takes on himself willingly, that is, chooses. But others [define it as] the opposite: the one that is externally imposed and not self-selected. There are three kinds of oath: swearing not to do something, swearing to do something,[1] and imposed.
Greek Original:
*)epakto\s o(/rkos: o(\n a)/n tis au)to\s e(kw\n e(autw=| e)pa/ghtai, toute/stin ai(rh=tai. a)/lloi de\ tou)nanti/on, o( a)llaxo/qen e)pifero/menos, a)ll' ou)k au)qai/retos. e)/sti de\ o(/rkou tri/a ei)/dh: a)pw/motos, katw/motos, e)pakto/s.
For the headword phrase see already epsilon 1934. The present entry is abridged from Harpocration s.v., citing Lysias (fr. 251 Sauppe, now 305 Carey OCT) and Isocrates (1.23); cf. also Hesychius epsilon4121.
[1] Cf. alpha 3444.
Keywords: definition; law; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 10 November 2000@06:53:35.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics) on 5 January 2003@20:37:42.
Catharine Roth (added note) on 5 January 2003@21:32:02.
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keywords) on 6 January 2003@02:56:13.
David Whitehead (updated note; tweaks) on 7 July 2011@06:44:23.
David Whitehead on 27 September 2012@06:07:20.
William Hutton (augmented note) on 30 August 2013@15:34:19.
Catharine Roth (cross-reference) on 2 July 2017@23:34:27.


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