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Hypomosia
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(ὑπωμοσία; hypōmosía). In Athens there were two types of sworn statements: 1. in the court proceeding one party could apply in person or through a representative for sojournment (Dem. Or. 48,25f.; schol. Dem. Or. 21,84) if there was significant cause, such as travel or funerary duties. The opponent was able to dispute this with a ἀντωμοσία (antōmosía, counter-oath).

2. If an application was deliberated in the council ( boulḗ ) or the popular assembly ( ekklēsía ), every citizen was able to declare through a hypomosia that he would bring a suit against the applic…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Hypomosia”, 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 14 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e520000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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