II. invitation, offer, proposal, “τὴν π. ἡμῶν οὐκ ἐδέχεσθε” Th.3.64, cf. Arist.Pol.1292a29, etc.; “π. ποιησάμενοι” D.H.7.39; “προτιθέναι” App.BC1.4.
III. as law-term, formal challenge or wager, offered by either party to his opponent, for the purpose of bringing disputed points to issue, such as a challenge to the opponent to let his slaves be tortured to give evidence against him, or an offer of one's own slaves to be tortured, Lys.4.15, D.37.40; challenge or offer to take an oath with respect to the matter at issue, Arist.Rh.1377a20; π. προκαλεῖσθαι to make such a challenge, D.59.124: c. dupl. acc., “προκαλοῦνται πρόκλησιν ἡμᾶς ὡς οὐ δεξομένους” Id.37.12; “οὐ δέξεσθαι τὴν π.” Id.40.10; φεύγειν to decline it, Antipho 6.27; μαρτυρεῖν to appeal to it, D.45.15.
IV. titillation, stimulation, Aret.CA1.2, al.