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Probole
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(προβολή/probolḗ). Generally a 'putting forward', e.g. of candidates for an office (Plat. Leg. 6,765 b1). In Athens, name of a procedure by which the assembly ( Ekklēsía ) could be asked to vote on certain kinds of accusation before a lawsuit was brought; Demosthenes' [2] attack on Meidias [2] (Dem.. Or. 21) began with a probolḗ.

Bibliography

A. R. H. Harrison, The Law of Athens, vol. 2, 1971, 59-64 

J. H. Lipsius, Das attische Recht, 1905-1915, 211-219 

D. M. MacDowell, The Classical Law in Athens, 1978, 194-197.

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Probole”, 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 26 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1009140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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