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II. the use of this as a test,χρυσὸς ἐν β. πρέπειPi.P.10.67: generally, test, trial of genuineness, οὐκ ἔστιν μείζων β. χρόνου [Simon.]175.1; “δόμεν τι βασάνῳ ἐς ἔλεγχονPi.N.8.20; “σοφὸς ὤφθη βασάνῳ θ᾽ ἁδύπολιςS.OT510 (lyr.), cf. 494; “βάσανον λαμβάνειν περί τινοςPl.Lg.648b; εἰς β. εἶ χερῶν wilt come to a trial of strength, S. OC835; “πλοῦτος β. ἀνθρώπου τρόπωνAntiph.232.5; [νόσου] ἔσχ᾽ ἐπὶ σοὶ βάσανον had experienced it in you, i. e. you had had it first, IG14.1320; βάσανον ὑποκείσονται will be subjected to a test, of candidates, POxy.58.25 (iii A. D.).
III. inquiry by torture,ἐς πᾶσαν β. ἀπικνέεσθαιHdt.8.110; “εἰς β. αἰτεῖνHerod.2.88; “ἐξετάσαι διὰ βασάνωνSIG780.12 (Astypalaea, Aug.); esp. at Athens, used to extort evidence from slaves, “εἰς β. δέχεσθαιAntipho1.12; “εἰς β. παραδοῦναιIs.8.17; ἐκ βασάνων εἰπεῖν ib.12: in pl., confession upon torture, D. 53.24, Hyp.Fr.5, Arist.Rh.1355b37.
2. agony of battle, “ κατὰ τὸ ἔργον β.S.E.M.6.24; tortures of disease, Ev.Matt.4.24; cf. “ἐπάγρυπνος β.Vett.Val.211.28; also “ψυχικαίId.182.19; torments of hell,Ev.Luc.16.23.
3. trespass-offering, LXX 1 Ki.6.17.—Oriental word.
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    • Antiphon, Against the Stepmother for Poisoning, 12
    • Demosthenes, Against Nicostratus, 24
    • Herodotus, Histories, 8.110
    • Isaeus, Ciron, 17
    • Isaeus, Cleonymus, 12
    • New Testament, Luke, 16.23
    • Plato, Laws, 648b
    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 835
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 494
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 510
    • Old Testament, 1 Samuel, 6.17
    • New Testament, Matthew, 4.24
    • Philostratus the Athenian, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, 3.4
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