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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... "
The Birds: With Notes, and a Metrical Table - Page 213
by Aristophanes - 1861
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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...the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in public pauses, as well as the...
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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...the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor, therefore, in public causes, as well as...
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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...the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor, therefore, in public causes, as well as...
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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...the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in public causes, as well as the...
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EclogŠ AristophanicŠ, selections from The clouds (The birds) with ..., Part 2

Aristophanes - 1852
...pettifogger, busybody, rogue, liar, and slanderer. The Athenian law permitted any citizen (rbv ▀ov\ofjnvov) 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: 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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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...the more fees accrued to the judges, and fines and confiscations enriched the public treasury. The prosecutor therefore in public causes, as well as the...
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