), a fee of one drachm paid to an arbitrator by the
plaintiff, on bringing his cause before him, and by the defendant, on
putting in his answer; likewise on making an application for delay, and
probably also on making a counter-affidavit (Pollux, 8.39, 127; Harpocr.
s.v. cf. [Dem.] c. Timoth.
p. 1190.19; Photius and
s. v. παρακατάστασις
). Meier (Privatschiedsrichter,
etc. p. 13 f.) is of opinion that the state received these fees, and out of
them paid the public arbitrators a drachm for every day they were engaged in
their official duties; yet both Pollux and Harpocration use the expression
of the arbitrator.
The same name was given to the fee (probably a drachm) paid to the state by
the prosecutor in certain public causes. Aristotle (in Harpocr. s. v.)
mentions as γραφαὶ
to be laid before the
thesmothetae those in which this fee had to be paid, viz. ξενίας, δωροξενίας, φευδεγγραφῆς, ψευδοκλητείας,
: and from Andoc. de Myst.
120, we learn that παράστασις
had to be
paid by one who claimed an heiress in marriage as having a better title than
another. On the other hand, this fee was not paid in an εἰσαγγελία κακώσεως ἐπικλήρων
§ 45), nor probably in a γραφὴ ὕβρεως
§ 2). (Att. Process,
ed. Lipsius, p. 813 f.)