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Anakrisis
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[German version]

(ἀνάκρισις; anákrisis). After bringing an action the parties in the proceedings met in the anakrisis, a preliminary process before the magistrate of the court. Just like the official  diaita in Athens, this appointment was used for conciliation procedures or preparation for the main proceedings before the  dikasterion . In the anakrisis the parties were obliged to answer one another's questions. This part of the proceedings can be referred to as the ‘dialectic’, as opposed to the ‘rhetorical’ part of the main proceedings. All the…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Anakrisis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e119870>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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