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Headword: Ψευδοκλησία
Adler number: psi,52
Translated headword: perjury as a witness to a summons
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
It is a name of a [sc. Athenian] lawsuit, entered into by those who are registered as debtors to the public treasury, when they accuse people of having fraudulently procured witnesses to a summons against them for the trial which gave rise to the debt; so Isaeus says.[1]
Greek Original:
Ψευδοκλησία: ὄνομα δίκης ἐστὶν, ἣν εἰσίασιν οἱ γεγραμμένοι ὀφείλειν τῷ δημοσίῳ, ἐπειδὰν αἰτιῶνταί τινας ψευδῶς κατεσκευάσθαι κλητῆρας καθ' ἑαυτῶν ὡς τὴν δίκην ἀφ' ἧς ὦφλον: ὡς Ἰσαῖός φησι.
Notes:
Abridged from Harpokration s.v. ψευδοκλητεία (the correct form, here corrupted).
[1] Isaeus fr. 110 Sauppe.
Reference:
S.C. Todd, The Shape of Athenian Law (Oxford 1993) 108-9
Keywords: definition; economics; ethics; law; rhetoric
Translated by: David Whitehead on 22 December 2000@08:49:55.
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