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προ-στα^σία , Ion. -ιη, ,
A.standing in front, κατὰ τὴν τῶν θηρίων π., i.e. opposite the animals which were posted in front, Plb.11.1.3.
II. standing before or at the head of, leadership,τοῦ δήμουTh.2.65; “τοῦ πλήθουςId.6.89: abs., chieftainship, presidency, ἐπ᾽ ἐτησίῳ π. v.l. for προστατείᾳ in Id.2.80; leadership, authority,οἱ προστασίας ἀξιούμενοιD.19.295; ἰατρικὴ π. authority or dignity of a physician, Hp.Praec.10, cf. Medic. 1; “ τοῦ ξυγγραφέως π.Plb.12.28.6, cf. Chrysipp.Stoic.3.43, Plot.3.4.3.
b. governorship, Ph.2.63; = Lat. praefectura, Id.1.675.
c. superintendence, care, charge,δι᾽ ἣν ποιεῖται ἡμῶν π.UPZ20.28 (ii B. C.); πρὸ τῆς π., of a midwife, before taking up a charge, Sor.1.4 cod. (nisi leg. πρὸς ταῖς π.; τοῦ σωματίου π. ποιησαμένη, of a wet-nurse, PSI3.204.8 (i A.D.), cf. PStrassb.40.25 (vi A.D.); management,εὐθηνίαςPTeb.397.28 (ii A.D.); of a temple, PTheb.Bank 2.6 (ii B.C.); “ τοῦ θεοῦ π. καὶ ὅλου ἡμῶν τοῦ οἴκουOGI331.22 (Pergam., ii B.C.).
III. patronage, protection, SIG685.97 (Magn. Mae., ii B.C.), IPE12.79.9(Olbia, i A.D.), J.AJ16.2.4, etc.
2. = Lat. patronatus, Plu.Rom.13; = Lat. patrocinium, Lib.Or.47.7 (pl.), al.
3. in bad sense, partisanship, D.10.52 (pl.); collusion, champerty,ταῦτ᾽ οὐχ ὁμολογουμένη π.;Id.30.30; προστασίᾳ -σίαι codd.) “τινὲς ὠνοῦνται καὶ πωλοῦσιThphr.Fr.97.3.
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    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 105
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