), 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.
p. 272.137; Aeschin. c.
§ 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,