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Headword: *)alogi/ou di/kh
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:
*)alogi/ou di/kh: h(\n feu/gousin oi( a)/rxontes lo/gon ou) dido/ntes tw=n th=s a)rxh=s dioikhma/twn.
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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