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τῷ κακῷ πληγεἱς, malo percussus; Hdt. I 41 συμφορῆ̣ πεπληγμένον, Eur. Alc. 405 ξυμφορᾷ πεπλήγμεθα

τὴν ἀρχὴν ‘the magistrate,’ in whose possession the sealed casket of depositions was kept until the trial. Cf. notes on Or. 53 § 24 τὴν ἀρχὴν and on Or. 39 § 9 where ἀρχὴν, like magistratus in Latin and ‘authorities’ in English, is used of the holder of the office as well as of the office itself. ‘Portentose Reiskius τὴν Ἀρχἰππην,’ says Dobree,—Archippe having died eight or ten years before the suit against Phormion.

τὸν ἐχῖνον κεκινηκέναι ‘had tampered with the deposition case.’ κινεῖν is similarly used elsewhere in the sense of ‘meddling with unlawfully,’ in Or. 22 Androt. § 71 and Or. 24 Timocr. § 179 χρήματα κινῶν ἱερά. Hdt. VI 134 κινεῖν τὰ ἀκίνητα.

ἵν᾽ ἐξορκώσαιμι ‘that I might put a witness on his oath,’ sc. τὸν μάρτυρα implied in the preceding μαρτυρίαν. Or. 54 § 26 τῶν παρόντων ἡμῖν (sc. μαρτύρῶν) καθ᾽ ἕνα οὑτωσὶ πρὸς τὸν λίθον ἄγοντες καὶ ἐξορκίζοντες, 21 § 65, 52 § 28.

ἐξομνύναι ‘to take an oath of disclaimer.’ Cf. Fals. Leg. § 176 μαρτυρεῖν ἐξόμνυσθαι ἀναγκάσω. ἐὰν δ᾽ ἐξομνύωσιν, ἐπιορκοῦντας ἐξελέγξω παρ᾽ ὑμῖν φανερῶς. Pollux; ἐξωμοσία δέ, ὅταν τις πρεσβευτὴς αἰρεθεὶς ἐπ᾽ ἄλλην τινὰ δημοσίαν ὑπηρεσίαν, ἀρρωστεῖν ἀδυνατεῖν φάσκων ἐξομνύηται αὐτὸς δι᾽ ἑτέρου. ἐξώμνυντο δὲ καὶ οὶ κληθέντες μάρτυρες, εἰ φάσκοιεν μὴ ἐπίστασθαι ἐφ᾽ ἐκαλοῦντο, Isaeus Or. 9 (Astyph.) § 18 κάλει Ἱεροκλέα ἵνα ἐναντίον τούτων μαρτυρήσῃ ἐξομόσηται. MAPTUPIA. ἀκριβῶς μὲν ἤ̣δειν: τοῦ γὰρ αὐτοῦ ἀνδρος ἐστιν, μὲν οἶδεν, ἐξόμνυσθαι, τῶν δὲ μὴ γενομένων πίστιν ἐθέλειν ἐπιθεῖναι μὴν εἰδέναι γενόμενα. Or. 29 § 20; Or. 58 (Theocrines) § 7; Or. 59 § 28. Meier and Schom., p. 880 Lips.; Cambridge Companion to Greek Studies, § 420.

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