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(βαλαντιοτόμοι; balantiotómoi). ‘Cutpurses’ (pickpockets) were pursued in Athens on the basis of the νόμος τῶν κακούργων (nómos tôn kakoúrgōn) with  apagōgḗ (‘leading away’) and punished with death.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Balantiotomoi”, 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 28 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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