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Headword: *para/stasis
Adler number: pi,443
Translated headword: fee
Vetting Status: high
A very common word in the [sc. Attic] orators.[1] It is a drachma paid by the litigants in private suits. Menander in Woman-hater [writes]: "he is dragging a two-leaved tablet there, and a fee of one drachma".[2] Aristotle in Constitution of [the] Athenians, speaking of the thesmothetai, says: "they also receive the public suits in which there is a fee: being a foreigner [sc. who masquerades as a citizen] and bribery by a foreigner - if someone bribes his way out of a charge of being a foreigner - and falsely registering someone as a debtor and falsely appearing as a witness to a judicial summons and failing to delete a discharged debtor and failing to register a debtor and seduction".[3] Demetrius of Phaleron in the [volumes] On Lawmaking says that the arbitrators take the drachmas: one, which they call a fee, from the initial complaint, and another in connection with every affidavit.[4]
Greek Original:
*para/stasis: tou)/noma polu\ para\ toi=s r(h/torsin. e)/sti de\ draxmh\ kataballome/nh u(po\ tw=n dikazome/nwn ta\s i)di/as di/kas. *me/nandros *misogu/nh|: e(/lkei de\ grammati/dion e)kei=se di/quron, kai\ para/stasis mi/a draxmh/. *)aristote/lhs de\ e)n *)aqhnai/wn *politei/a| peri\ tw=n qesmoqetw=n le/gwn fhsi/n: ei)si\ de\ grafai\ pro\s au)tou/s, w(=n para/stasis ti/qetai, ceni/as kai\ dwroceni/as, a)/n tis dw=ra dou\s a)pofu/gh| th\n ceni/an, kai\ yeudeggrafh=s kai\ yeudoklhti/as kai\ bouleu/sews kai\ grafi/ou kai\ moixei/as. *dhmh/trios de\ o( *falhreu\s e)n toi=s *peri\ nomoqesi/as tou\s diaithta\s fhsi\ lamba/nein ta\s draxma/s, mi/an me\n a)po\ th=s lh/cews, h(\n para/stasin e)ka/loun: e(te/ran de\ kata\ u(pwmosi/ou e(ka/sthn.
[1] Perhaps accidentally, a more precise form of words (already in Photius pi302) than the one used by Harpokration s.v., where no genre is specified.
[2] Menander fr. 278 Koerte (238 K.-A.).
[3] ?Aristotle, Athenaion Politeia 59.3, slightly abridged. For the thesmothetai cf. theta 267.
[4] FGrH 228 F7. For the arbitrators cf. delta 887, delta 888.
A.R.W. Harrison, The Law of Athens, vol.2 (Oxford 1971) 94
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Translated by: David Whitehead on 13 December 2000@08:40:57.
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