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Antitimesis
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(ἀντιτίμησις; antitímēsis). If the law in Athens had not already fixed the penalty in advance in public trials (ἀγῶνες ἀτιμητοί,  atimetos agon), but type and level had been left to the discretion of the court (ἀγῶνες τιμητοί,  timetos agon), the plaintiff had to estimate the suit when the plea was submitted. After being convicted, the defendant could then, in a second hearing on the sentence, file a counter-submission on the level of the sentence (antitimesis). The judges had to choose between these two submissions for sentence.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Antitimesis”, 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 21 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e125780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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