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συ_κοφαντ-ία , ,
A.vexatious or dishonest prosecution, chicane, barratry, blackmail, Lys.4.14, 28.6 (pl.), X.HG2.3.12, D.18.249, Charondas ap.D.S.12.12; ς. τοῖς πράγμασι προσάγειν employ chicane in the case, D.19.98; τοῖς οἰκείοις ς. δέδωκεν has given them an opportunity for chicane, Id.23.67, cf. POxy. 472.33 (ii A.D.); contrasted with φήμη, Aeschin.2.145; [“γραφὴ] συκοφαντίαςArist.Ath.59.3; “συκοφαντίας αὐτοῦ κατέγνωτεLys.13.65.
2. oppression, “ς. πένητοςLXX Ec.5.7, cf. Ps.118(119).134; extortion, PTeb.43.36 (ii B.C.); τὸ τακτὸν εἰς τὸ πρόστιμον τῆς ς. PFlor.6.6 (iii A.D.).
II. quibble, sophism, Arist.Rh. 1402a15, cf. EE1221b7.
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    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 145
    • Aristotle, Constitution of the Athenians, 59.3
    • Demosthenes, On the Crown, 249
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 98
    • Demosthenes, Against Aristocrates, 67
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 12.12
    • Lysias, Against Ergocles, 6
    • Lysias, On a Wound by Premeditation, 14
    • Lysias, Against Agoratus, 65
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 2.3.12
    • Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, 5.7
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