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antidosis, 'exchange'  

D. M. MacDowell

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
In Athens was a legal procedure concerned with *liturgies. Liturgies were supposed to be performed by the richest men. If a man appointed to perform one claimed that another man, who had ... More

Antiphon (1), Attic orator, c. 480–411 BCE  

Michael Gagarin

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Antiphon (1), of the *deme of *Rhamnus (c.480–411 bce), the first Attic orator whose works were preserved. From a prominent family, he participated in the intellectual movement inspired by the ... More

apodektai  

P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Apodektai (‘receivers’), at Athens, a board of officials who received the state's revenues and, in the 5th cent. bce, paid them into the central state treasury, in the 4th, apportioned them ... More

Apollodorus (1), Greek orator and litigant, c. 394–after 343 BCE  

Jeremy Trevett

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Apollodorus (1) (c.394–after 343 bce), the elder son of the Athenian banker *Pasion, was a minor politician and assiduous litigant. He is the speaker of seven speeches, wrongly attributed to ... More

archontes  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Archontes (‘rulers’), the general Greek term for all holders of office in a state. But the word was frequently used as the title of a particular office, originally at least the highest office of the ... More

Areopagus  

Theodore John Cadoux and P. J. Rhodes

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Mar 2016
Areopagus, the ‘Hill of Ares’ (Ἄρειος πάγος) at *Athens, north-west of the Acropolis, and the ancient council associated with it. There are no substantial remains on the hill; the council's ... More

aristocracy  

Victor Ehrenberg and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
The term is applied by modern scholars to the regimes of early Greece in which states were ruled by the noble families which had emerged from the Dark Age with the most landed property and ... More

assembly, Macedonian  

R. M. Errington

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Subject:
Greek Law
Mass assemblies are known from Macedonia under the monarchy only in times of crisis; since Macedonian crises were usually directly military or connected with a military operation, those assembling ... More

astynomoi  

Arnold Wycombe Gomme and P. J. Rhodes

Online publication date:
Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Astynomoi (‘city magistrates’), an office found mostly in the Ionian states (see ionians). In *Athens there were five for the city and five for the *Piraeus, appointed by lot for one year. Their ... More

asylia  

Jakob Aall Ottesen Larsen and Simon Hornblower

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Dec 2015
Subject:
Greek Law
Asylia, was freedom from others' right of self-help by seizure of one's goods (συλᾶν); see syle. Such seizure could be exercised not only against the offender but against other citizens and *metics ... More

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