University of Toronto Studies; History and Economics Volume 3-4

University of Toronto Studies; History and Economics Volume 3-4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... not an allied city, but a colony. The testimony of Aristophanes can hardly be pressed so far, or we should have to admit that in reality Nephelococcygia was a sovereign independent state, and the -r rco7ros had no right to appear there at all. He is introduced merely as a figure common throughout the Athenian Empire, and the voting-urns are a part of the distinctive paraphernalia by which he would be recognized by the audience. It is clear then that these officials as a general rule had something to do with the administration of justice. Their duties would not necessarily be the same in all cases, and Stahl is probably right in making a distinction between those in cleruchies and colonies and those in allied cities, though he goes too far in claiming that the latter possessed no judicial powers. An important part of their duties as "overseers" would be to see that the local courts did not go beyond their jurisdiction and that cases were properly conducted. This would explain their connection with voting-urns. Their active participation in the administration of justice would probably be limited to preliminary inquiries in cases which were transferred to the courts of Athens. It is to be regretted that another decree of the same period relating to Erythrae,1 which refers to iiriaKoToi, a (ppovpapxos and 5i/cdfew, is too mutilated to allow any conclusions to be drawn from it. In some cases overseas officials are referred to as apxoires. In some of these passages the term appears to be used generically in the widest possible sense, while in others the reference appears to be to some particular magistrate or board of magistrates. In some of these latter passages the officials in question may be identified with some of those...
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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 367g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558421
  • 9781236558428