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Headword: Aprostasiou
Adler number: alpha,3703
Translated headword: having no patron
Vetting Status: high
It is a type of [sc. Athenian] lawsuit brought against those not taking a resident to be their patron.[1] For each of them used to refuse[2] one of the citizens to act for him in all private and public matters.
See under a)postasi/ou.[3]
Greek Original:
Aprostasiou: eidos esti dikês kata tôn mê nemontôn prostatein enoikon. kai gar hekastos autôn êrneito tina tôn politôn ton prostêsomenon autôi peri pantôn tôn idiôn kai tôn koinôn. zêtei en tôi apostasiou.
[1] The source for this, the equivalent entry in Harpokration (citing Hyperides fr. 15 Jensen), has undergone some unhelpful changes here -- notably the elimination of any mention of metics (who are the "them" of the next sentence). See also next note.
[2] "Used to refuse" (h)rnei=to) is an error for "used to choose" (h|(rei=to).
[3] alpha 3546; see also nu 166.
Keywords: daily life; definition; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 8 October 2000@11:47:39.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (supplied headword; augmented note and keywords; cosmetics) on 23 August 2002@04:44:17.
William Hutton (cosmetics, expanded note) on 2 June 2003@11:38:29.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 30 June 2011@07:35:37.
Catharine Roth (betacode) on 14 October 2015@23:47:30.


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