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Headword: Alogiou dikê
Adler number: alpha,1313
Translated headword: prosecution for lack of accounting
Vetting Status: high
A prosecution[1] in which the defendants are officials, (prosecuted for) not giving an account[2] of the sums of money administered during the tenure of their office.
Greek Original:
Alogiou dikê: hên pheugousin hoi archontes logon ou didontes tôn tês archês dioikêmatôn.
Same entry in Photius and other lexica. Latte on Hesychius s.v. suggests that the source (or prompt) might be Eupolis fr. 349 Kock, now 377 K.-A.: kai\ ga\r ai)sxro\n a)logi/ou 'st' o)flei=n, "for it is shameful to be convicted of lack of accounting".
[1] The word used here is dike, a general one for any kind of Athenian lawsuit. In fact the procedure was a "public" lawsuit, a graphe, which any concerned citizen could bring. See generally on the graphe alogiou A.R.W. Harrison, The Law of Athens, vol.2 (Oxford 1971, reprinted London & Indianapolis 1998) 28-30.
[2] In the technical sense: submitting income and expenditure records for scrutiny.
Keywords: constitution; definition; economics; ethics; law
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 31 May 2000@12:53:18.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; added notes) on 15 September 2000@07:59:19.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 4 December 2005@07:41:04.
David Whitehead (added primary note and more keywords) on 8 February 2012@06:33:14.
David Whitehead on 23 December 2014@09:17:56.


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