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παραπρεσβεία). A Greek term used of any corrupt conduct or neglect of duty on the part of an ambassador (πρέσβυς, πρεσβυτής). For such misfeasance he was liable to be recalled and prosecuted (Demosth. De Falsa Leg. p. 430.278 foll.). Ambassadors who acted contrary to their instructions were liable to such a charge, but on their recall first made a report to the Senate and then to the Assembly, where, if their defence seemed satisfactory, they received a vote of thanks and an invitation to dinner in the Prytaneum. See Aeschin. De Falsa Leg. 45, 53.

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    • Aeschines, On the Embassy, 45
    • Demosthenes, On the False Embassy, 278
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