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Dokimasia
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(Δοκιμασία; Dokimasía). In the Greek world it means the procedure of determining whether certain conditions have been met.

In Athens the following dokimasíai are attested: 1. The dokimasía of young men who at the end of their eighteenth year were presented to the father's dḗmos to be recognized as a member of the deme and a citizen. The dḗmos, a college of judges and the council took part in this procedure. 2. The dokimasía of the  bouleutaí (council members) in the council and before a college of judges, that of the archontes likewise in the council and …

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Dokimasia”, 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 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e322080>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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