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Homologia
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(ὁμολογία; homología), literally ‘speaking the same way’, describes in Greek colloquial language simple oral consent or agreement. In the legal sense homologia was soon also used for written agreements ( syngraphḗ ,  synthḗkē ). The legal connection with the homologia originated, as can be seen in Athens, in the preliminary procedural concession of individual assertions of the opponent. In the preliminary procedure ( anákrisis , see  diaitētaí [2]) the parties had the duty to answer each other's questions (Dem. Or. 46,10). Answering such a ques…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Homologia”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e516900>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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