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Atimetos agon
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(ἀτίμητος ἀγών; atímētos agṓn). Primarily in Athens, a trial in which the accused could make no counterplea ( Antitimesis) regarding the severity of the penalty. After a guilty finding no further decision was necessary as to the degree of the punishment: the trial was ἀτίμητος, ‘beyond judgement’. The severity of the penalty was already established by the relevant law: in public trials for serious offences it often entailed death or banishment.

Bibliography

A. R. W. Harrison, The Law of Athens II, 1971, 81f.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Atimetos agon”, 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 17 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e206810>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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