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1 At Athens depositions bearing on a case were submitted in writing to a magistrate at a preliminary inquiry （ἀνάκρισις）, and no fresh evidence was allowed at the trial itself. But if a witness refused to appear at the a)na/krisis he might be called to the trial by either party, on pain of a 1000 drachma fine, to vouch for the truth of a written statement which the clerk would read out to him. If he professed ignorance he had to support his claim with a solemn oath （e)cwmosi/a）. See Isaeus 9.18; Aeschin. 1.45; Dem. 19.176, etc.
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