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Headword: *)apografh/
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:
*)apografh/: e)peida/n tis le/gh| tina\ e)/xein ti tw=n th=s po/lews, o( e)nago/menos a)pografh\n poiei=tai dhlw=n o(/sa te e)/xei kai\ o(/qen ta\ xrh/mata. mh/pote kai\ ei)=do/s tino/s e)sti di/khs h( a)pografh/. ei) ga\r a)rnoi=to/ tis mh\ e)/xein, a)pografh=s e)kri/neto, w(s ou)k o)rqw=s gegenhme/nhs th=s a)pografh=s. ou(/tws *dhmosqe/nhs e)n tw=| kata\ *)androti/wnos. kai\ *)apografh/, h( a)pari/qmhsis. o( de\ *kai=sar *au)/goustos, o( monarxh/sas, k# a)/ndras tou\s a)ri/stous to\n bi/on kai\ to\n tro/pon e)pileca/menos e)pi\ pa=san th\n gh=n tw=n u(phko/wn e)ce/pemye: di' w(=n a)pografa\s e)poih/sato tw=n te a)nqrw/pwn kai\ ou)siw=n, au)ta/rkh tina\ prosta/cas tw=| dhmosi/w| moi=ran e)k tou/twn ei)sfe/resqai. au(/th h( a)pografh\ prw/th e)ge/neto, tw=n pro\ au)tou= toi=s kekthme/nois ti mh\ a)fairoume/nwn, w(s ei)=nai toi=s eu)po/rois dhmo/sion e)/gklhma to\n plou=ton.
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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