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" It was the policy of the legislature to encourage the detection of crime, and a reward (such as half the penalty) was frequently given to the successful accuser. Such a power, with such a temptation, was likely to be abused, unless checked by the force... "
EclogŠ AristophanicŠ, selections from The clouds (The birds) with notes by ... - Page 120
by Aristophanes - 1852
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A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger ...

William Smith, Charles Anthon - Classical dictionaries - 1846 - 373 pages
...reward (such as half the penalty) was frequently given to the successful accuser. Such a power, with 305 such a temptation, was likely to be abused, unless...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in...
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The Birds of Aristophanes, with notes by C.C. Felton

Aristophanes - 1849
...pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rÓ/ ▀ov\o/j.evov) to give information against public offenders, and...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor, therefore,...
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The Birds of Aristophanes

Aristophanes - 1849 - 228 pages
...pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (TOV ▀ov/ißpеvov) to give information against public offenders, and...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor, therefore,...
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A SCHOOL DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES

WILLIAM SMITH, LL.D. - 1851
...(such as half the penalty) was frequently given to the successful accuser. Such a 'power, with 305 such a temptation, was likely to be abused, unless...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in...
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A School Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the Larger ...

William Smith (Sir) - Classical dictionaries - 1854 - 373 pages
...the penalty) was frequently given to the successful accuser. Such a power, with such a tiMiiplation, was likely to be abused, unless checked by the force...of public opinion, or the vigilance of the judicial tribunal's. Unfortunately, the character of the 'Athenian democracy and the temper of the judges furnished...
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The Birds: With Notes, and a Metrical Table

Aristophanes - 1861
...busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (ток ▀ov\ofievov) to give information against public offenders, and...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscation enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor, therefore,...
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A Smaller Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities: Abridged from the ...

William Smith - Classical dictionaries - 1868 - 474 pages
...justice. It mi the policy of the legislator to encourage the detection of crime, and a reward (such u half the penalty) was frequently given to the successful...more causes came into court, the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in...
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