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Headword: Apographê
Adler number: alpha,3273
Translated headword: deposition
Vetting Status: high
Whenever someone says that someone is in possession of some item of city property, the defendant makes a deposition, showing how much he has of it and how he came by it. Perhaps also the apographe is a kind of lawsuit. For if someone were to deny possessing such property, he was tried by apographe, on the basis that the [sc. original] deposition was improperly made. So [says] Demosthenes in the [speech] Against Androtion.[1]
Also [sc. attested is] apographe, [meaning] census.
"Caesar Augustus, the one who established the principate, chose 20 men, unsurpassed in how they had lived and behaved, and sent them out to the entire territory of his subjects; through them he conducted censuses of both people and property, fixing a certain portion of this as sufficient for a levy to the public treasury. This was the first census [of its kind?] - those before him not depriving the propertied class of anything, and so making it a grounds for public reproach against the affluent.[2]
Greek Original:
Apographê: epeidan tis legêi tina echein ti tôn tês poleôs, ho enagomenos apographên poieitai dêlôn hosa te echei kai hothen ta chrêmata. mêpote kai eidos tinos esti dikês hê apographê. ei gar arnoito tis mê echein, apographês ekrineto, hôs ouk orthôs gegenêmenês tês apographês. houtôs Dêmosthenês en tôi kata Androtiônos. kai Apographê, hê aparithmêsis. ho de Kaisar Augoustos, ho monarchêsas, k# andras tous aristous ton bion kai ton tropon epilexamenos epi pasan tên gên tôn hupêkoôn exepempse: di' hôn apographas epoiêsato tôn te anthrôpôn kai ousiôn, autarkê tina prostaxas tôi dêmosiôi moiran ek toutôn eispheresthai. hautê hê apographê prôtê egeneto, tôn pro autou tois kektêmenois ti mê aphairoumenôn, hôs einai tois euporois dêmosion enklêma ton plouton.
See also alpha 3272. The first part of the present entry is derived (and abridged) from Harpokration s.v.
[1] Demosthenes 22.54 and 61 (web address 1).
[2] On the three censuses (28 and 8 BCE, 14 CE) of Augustus, see generally P.A. Brunt, Italian Manpower (Oxford 1971) chap.9. The source of this Suda paragraph is indeterminable.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; definition; economics; ethics; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@09:37:26.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added notes and keyword; cosmetics) on 20 August 2002@07:14:00.
William Hutton (Modified translation, added link, set status) on 5 November 2002@13:25:55.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 6 November 2002@03:13:35.
David Whitehead (more keywords; cosmetics) on 4 December 2005@08:43:14.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 28 June 2011@07:43:04.


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