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Headword: Νέμειν προστάτην
Adler number: nu,166
Translated headword: to take a sponsor
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Meaning to have a sponsor; for each of the metics [sc. in classical Athens] manages his own affairs in conjunction with a sponsor who is one of the citizens, and pays the metic-tax. And to have a sponsor is called to 'take' a sponsor. Hyperides [writes]: "so that you must instruct those giving testimony of this kind and those producing [???] [not] to deceive you pointlessly, [if] they do not have stronger arguments to make; and compel them to produce for you the law which forbids taking a sponsor".[1]
Greek Original:
Νέμειν προστάτην: ἀντὶ τοῦ ἔχειν προστάτην: τῶν γὰρ μετοίκων ἕκαστος μετὰ προστάτου τῶν ἀστῶν τινος τὰ πράγματα αὑτοῦ συνῴκει καὶ τὸ μετοίκιον κατετίθει. καὶ τὸ ἔχειν προστάτην καλεῖται νέμειν προστάτην. Ὑπερίδης: ὥστε κελευστέον τοὺς μαρτυροῦντας τὰ τοιαῦτα καὶ τοὺς παρεχομένους μάτην ἀπατᾶν ὑμᾶς, μὴ τυγχάνωσι δικαιότερα λέγοντες: καὶ νόμον ἡμῖν ἀναγκάζετε παρέχεσθαι, τὸν κελεύοντα μὴ νέμειν προστάτην.
Notes:
cf. alpha 3703, pi 2809.
[1] Hyperides fr.21 Jensen (imperfectly transmitted, as indicated).
Keywords: constitution; daily life; definition; economics; ethics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 21 October 2005@09:57:01.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (typo, status) on 21 October 2005@18:26:54.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; typo in note) on 23 October 2005@04:27:59.
David Whitehead on 6 June 2013@04:31:09.

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