), the oath which was taken, both by the plaintiff
and defendant, before the trial of a cause in the Athenian courts, that they
would speak the truth (Hesych., Suid.). In the ἀνάκρισις
or preliminary investigation it was called
The notion of some
grammarians (Pollux, 8.122; Bekker, Anecd.
pp. 184, 9; 311,
23), that it was also applied to the judges' oath is a mistake.