), a public prosecution against two distinct offences. 1.
Kidnapping or enslaving a free person (for which also an ἐλευηεροπρασίου δίκη
is mentioned by Pollux,
but not elsewhere). 2. Stealing slaves from their lawful owners. The crime
of the ἀνδραποδιστὴς
was capital both at
Athens and in Greece generally (Xen. Memor.
1.2.62; Apol. Socr.
§ 25; Demosth.
i. p. 53.47); and he might be summarily brought before
the Eleven by ἀπαγωγή
§ 96; Meier, Att. Process,
p. 229, note). For the feeling of the Greeks on this class of offences,
compare Plato, Leg.
9.869 A, 12.955 A; Lys. c.