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KATASKOPES GRAPHE´ (κατασκοπῆς γραφή), an action brought against spies at Athens. If a spy was discovered, he was placed on the rack, in order to obtain information from him, and afterwards put to death. (Antiphanes, ap. Ath. ii. p. 66 d; Dem. de Cor. p. 272.137; Aeschin. c. Ctesiph. § 224; Plut. Vit. dec. Orat. p. 848 a.) It appears that foreigners only were liable to this action; since citizens who were guilty of this crime were accused of προδοσία. (Meier, Att. Process, p. 365.)

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