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Dekasmou graphe
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(δεκασμοῦ γραφή; dekasmoû graphḗ). In Athens the charge of active corruption of judges (Dem. Or. 46,26; see also Poll. 8,42; Harpocr. s.v. Δ. γ.). It concerned the offering of inducements to the chairman of a court, a member of a jury committee, the council or the people's assembly in the context of a legal case before them, to manipulate or decide the case to the advantage or disadvantage of a participant. The offence of dekasmou graphe was more precise than that of passive corruption ( dṓrōn graphḗ ), to which bearers of office were exposed irrespective of their …

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Dekasmou graphe”, 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 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e313190>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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