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παρόντος See § 31 οὗτος παρὼν, ὄτε ἀπεδιῄτησέ μου ὁ διαιτητής, and inf. § 55. When he brought the action against me, he appeared before the arbitrator, and accepted the crosssuit which I at the same time brought against him, though his name was entered as Boeotus. But when the suit went against him, then he said he was not Boeotus, but Mantitheus. For ἀποδιαιτᾶν, like ἀπογνῶναί τινα τῆς δίκης, § 39, is to acquit, or give sentence in favour of a person. The full phrase, which occurs in § 55, is ἀποδιαιτᾶν δίκην τινός. The contrary is καταδιαιτᾶν τινος. Cf. Mid. § 85 πείθειν αὐτὸν ἣν κατεδεδιῃτήκει. ταύτην ἀποδεδιῃτημένην ἀποφαίνειν. ἑφῆκεν § 31; 29 § 59 οἱ δικασταὶ ...εἰς οὓς ἐφῆκε. περὶ ἐκείνων i.e. he has not now made that claim, viz specially and exclusively to the dowry of his mother Plangon. τὴν δίκην ταύτην He thought that my claims to my mother's dower might be set aside by his counter-claim to other property; or at least, that if both claims were allowed, one might cancel the other. See § 3. τότε ‘After the death of Solon each party brought a suit against the other. Boeotus appeared in court as plaintiff, but made no appearance as defendant. This is shown by the antithesis περὶ μὲν οὖν ὧν οὖτοί μοι ἐδικάζοντο—ἣν δ᾽ ἐγὼ τοῦτον ἐδίωκον. It is this second suit, not that before Solon, to which τότε refers.’ Mr Mayor, p. 248. ἐπιδημοῦντος Though he was in town and might have ap peared if he had liked. This seems to show that in the case of absence abroad, a judgment could not go by default. But there is some obscurity here: the first arbitrator, Solon, died before the decision was given; before the second arbitrator Boeotus did appear (ἀντιδικοῦντος τούτου). ἐρήμην So in Mid. § 85 τὴν ἔρημον δεδωκότα, sc. δίαιταν.
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