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συνήγορ-ος (Aeol., etc. συνάγορος [α_] IG12(2).526b28 (Eresus, iv B.C.), etc.), ον, (ἀγορά)
A.speaking with, of the same tenor with, μαντεῖα καινὰ τοῖς πάλαι ξ. S.Tr.1165:—as Subst., one who agrees with another, “συνήγορόν μ᾽ ἔχειςA.Ag.831.
1. public advocate, chosen by the state, e.g. at Athens, to defend laws against proposed changes before the νομοθέται, D.24.36; or to conduct public prosecutions, Ar.Ach.715 (troch.), Eq.1358, V.482 (troch.), Decr. ap. Plu.2.833f; also ten appointed by lot annually to represent the state at the εὔθυναι of magistrates, Arist.Ath.54.2; two appointed by εἰσαγωγεῖς in connexion with assessments of tribute, IG12.63.8 (dub.); in Boeotia the magistrates in charge of the εὔθυναι were called συνήγοροι, ib.7.303.26(Oropus), cf.Arist.Pol.1322b11.
b. ς. τοῦ ἱερωτάτου ταμιείου, = Lat. advocatus fisci, Ath.Mitt.25.124 (Lydia, ii/iii A.D.); “ς. τοῦ ἐν Φρυγίᾳ ταμιείου καὶ τοῦ ἐν ἈσίᾳIGRom.4.819 (Hierapolis).
2. private advocate, D.21.127, 59.14.
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