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Headword: *prodikasi/a
Adler number: pi,2364
Translated headword: pre-trial
Vetting Status: high
Those [sc. in Athens] with homicide suits being brought against them live at the prytaneion[1] for three months before the trial; during that time speeches are delivered on either side. This is what they call a pre-trial.
Greek Original:
*prodikasi/a: oi( ta\s e)pi\ fo/nw| di/kas e)gkalou/menoi e)n prutanei/w| pro\ th=s di/khs diatelou=sin e)pi\ trei=s mh=nas: e)n oi(=s e)c e(kate/rou me/rous lo/goi proa/gontai. tou=to/ fasi prodikasi/an.
= Photius pi1218 Theodoridis.
On this obscure procedure -- little mentioned outside the lexica, but see Antiphon 6.42 -- see generally D.M. MacDowell, Athenian Homicide Law (Manchester 1963) 34-37, 96-97, 146. [At 37 he is agnostic about the specific claim made in the present entry.]
[1] cf. pi 2999.
Keywords: definition; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 May 2005@04:31:28.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 May 2005@12:14:08.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 25 May 2005@05:14:24.
David Whitehead (expanded note) on 16 May 2011@09:32:00.
David Whitehead on 16 November 2011@09:23:21.
David Whitehead on 14 October 2013@08:02:59.


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