). A Greek term used of any corrupt conduct or
neglect of duty on the part of an ambassador (πρέσβυς,
). For such misfeasance he was liable to be recalled and prosecuted (Demosth. De Falsa Leg. p. 430.278 foll.
who acted contrary to their instructions were liable to such a charge, but on their recall
first made a report to the Senate and then to the Assembly, where, if their defence seemed
satisfactory, they received a vote of thanks and an invitation to dinner in the Prytaneum. See
Aeschin. De Falsa Leg. 45, 53