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Headword: Ἡλιαία
Adler number: eta,219
Translated headword: Heliaia, Heliaea
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
['Heliaia'] and Heliaization. [The] Heliaia is the biggest lawcourt at Athens, where public issues used to be judged by a thousand or fifteen hundred jurors coming together. The thousand came from two lawcourts, the fifteen hundred from three.
Greek Original:
Ἡλιαία καὶ Ἡλίασις: Ἡλιαία μέν ἐστι τὸ μέγιστον δικαστήριον Ἀθήνησιν, ἐν ᾧ τὰ δημόσια τῶν πραγμάτων ἐκρίνετο, χιλίων δικαστῶν ἢ χιλίων καὶ πεντακοσίων συνιόντων. συνίασι δὲ οἱ μὲν χίλιοι ἐκ δυοῖν δικαστηρίων, οἱ δὲ χίλιοι πεντακόσιοι ἐκ τριῶν.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration (and Photius) s.v., where Lysias frs. 66 and 246 Sauppe (now 74 and 300 Carey OCT) are cited.
See already eta 218, and generally M.H. Hansen, The Athenian Democracy in the Age of Demosthenes (Oxford 1991) 191.
Reference:
OCD(4) 500 ('eliaia')
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; law; mathematics; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 24 November 2000@03:57:24.
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