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date: 07 December 2022

atimialocked

atimialocked

  • Arnold Wycombe Gomme
  •  and P. J. Rhodes

Extract

Atimia, in a Greek state, the loss of some or all rights. It originally amounted to outlawry, total loss of rights vis-à-vis the individual or community the man made atimos had wronged; later it came usually if not always to denote loss of civic rights (including the right to go to law to protect one's personal rights). In Athens atimia could be temporary (men in debt to the state lost their rights until the debt was discharged), and it could be limited to specific disabilities (soldiers who stayed in Athens under the *Four Hundred lost the rights to serve in the council and to speak in the assembly, see ekklēsia).

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  • Greek Law

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