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Time
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[German version]

(τιμή/timḗ, literally 'honour', 'esteem'), is used in Attic law in two aspects.

(1) In the Archaic period a killer could stave off the victim's relatives' right of revenge by paying weregeld (time, fine) in accordance with an agreement of conciliation ( Aídesis ). However, somebody killed lawfully, in self-defence or retribution for an unlawful act, or for breaching a ban, would remain 'unavenged' (ἄτιμος/átimos), and their relatives could not claim a time [3. 101; 2. 99]. In later atimía , deprivation of civic rights, the idea of paying retribution is su…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Time”, 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 23 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1214650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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