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Headword: *)epi\ *prutanei/w|
Adler number: epsilon,2540
Translated headword: at Prytaneion
Vetting Status: high
A lawcourt [sc. in Athens]. [sc. It decides homicide cases] when the lethal missile is clearly a stone or suchlike, and there is no human perpetrator. For judging even inanimate objects [is] an ancient custom, [to determine] whether they should be cast beyond the borders.
Greek Original:
*)epi\ *prutanei/w|: dikasth/rion. o(/tan to\ me\n a)poktei=nan be/los h)=| fanero\n h)\ li/qos h)/ ti toiou=ton, o( de\ dra/sas mh\ h)=|. a)rxai=on ga\r e)/qos to\ kai\ ta\ a)/yuxa kri/nein, ei) xrh\ e)cori/zesqai.
Reworded and augmented from Harpokration s.v., who calls the Prytaneion 'another' homicide court; this is an implicit reference back to his entry on the Palladion (here epsilon 2505).
For this venue in its other roles cf. pi 2999.
D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (Manchester 1963) chapter 9
Keywords: definition; ethics; history; law
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 November 2000@09:05:50.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added note) on 5 July 2003@17:12:05.
David Whitehead (augmented note; cosmetics) on 6 July 2003@05:25:11.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; cosmetics) on 7 July 2011@10:01:18.


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