previous next

φασὶ δὲ αὖ They argue that the general term κακουργία includes τὸ ἀποκτείνειν as well as τὸ ἱεροσυλεῖν, etc.: he admits this, but argues that these greater κακουργήματα should be tried under the laws special to each. The emendation φασὶ δὲ αὐτό γε τὸ ἀποκτείνειν, with ὥσπερ inserted before καὶ τὸ ἱεροσυλεῖν, is needless, and suggests a contrast, which has no point here, between accidental homicide and deliberate murder.

ἐν τῇ ἀγορᾷ The prosecutor in a case of φόνος gave the accused formal notice (πρόρρησις) to keep away from all public places: see below § 88. Several law-courts were situated in the market-place: Lys. or. 19, § 55,ἐγγὺς οἰκῶν τῆς ἀγορᾶς οὔτε πρὸς δικαστηρίῳ οὔτε πρὸς βουλευτηρίῳ ὤφθην οὐδεπώποτε”. (though I live near)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide References (1 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (1):
    • Lysias, On the Property of Aristophanes, 55
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: