). An action at Athens, falling under
the jurisdiction of the polemarch, which was brought against those resident aliens who had
neglected to provide themselves with a patron (προστάτης
is probable that the aliens' tax was regularly paid through the προστάτης
, and that he was responsible for it; and in that case the default of
payment would of itself prove neglect to comply with the provisions of the law. See Meier,
, p. 315.