). If an individual sold a slave who had some
secret disease--such, for instance, as epilepsy--without informing the
purchaser of the circumstance, it was in the power of the latter to bring an
action against the vendor within a certain time, which was fixed by the
laws. In order to do this, he had to report (ἀνάγειν
) to the proper authorities the nature of the disease;
whence the action was called ἀναγωγῆς
The details in Plato (Leg.
xi. p. 916, A-C)
appear to be partly taken from the Athenian Law, but with additional minute
regulations of his own. The ἀναγωγῆς δίκη
was probably confined to actions against the seller of a slave, though Meier
thinks otherwise (Att. Process,
p. 525); other cases were
provided for by the βλαβῆς δίκη.
). (Hesych. sub voce
Suid. s. v. ἐναγωγή, ἐνάγεσθαι.