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Headword: Ἴσαι ψῆφοι
Adler number: iota,624
Translated headword: equal votes
Vetting Status: high
Aeschines [in the speech] Against Ktesiphon [writes]:[1] "another private individual who had sailed into Rhodes, because he was too cowardly to tolerate his fear, was recently impeached, and the votes in the case were equal. If a single [extra] vote had gone against him, he would have been cast over the borders and died".[2]
Greek Original:
Ἴσαι ψῆφοι: Αἰσχίνης κατὰ Κτησιφῶντος: ἕτερος δὲ πλεύσας ἰδιώτης εἰς Ῥόδον, ὅτι τὸν φόβον ἀνάνδρως ἤνεγκε, πρῴην μέν ποτε εἰσηγγέλθη, καὶ ἶσαι αἱ ψῆφοι αὐτῷ ἐγένοντο. εἰ δὲ μία ψῆφος ὑπερέπεσεν, ὑπερώριστο ἂν καὶ ἀπέθανεν.
= Harpokration s.v.
[1] Aeschines 3.252, referring to the notorious case of Leokrates (Lycurgus 1). For the phrase, cf. iota 623 and iota 625.
[2] The last two words may not be authentic.
Keywords: biography; ethics; geography; history; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 25 November 2000@11:36:07.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (cosmetics, added keyword) on 10 December 2002@17:33:22.
Catharine Roth (added cross-references) on 10 December 2002@17:36:11.
David Whitehead (added note; cosmetics) on 11 December 2002@02:59:57.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 July 2011@06:21:28.


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