Dikastes

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Abstract

A dikastes was a “lay-judge” (pl. dikastai), convening in a dikasterion (“justice place”), and charged with hearing courtroom speeches and laws, deciding the facts, and passing sentence, in most court cases (see Areopagos) in classical Athens.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Ancient History
EditorsRoger S Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B Chapman, Andrew Erskine, Sabine R Huebner
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
ISBN (Electronic)978-1444338386
ISBN (Print)978-1405179355
StatePublished - 2012

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    Wallace, R. W. (2012). Dikastes. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Chapman, A. Erskine, & S. R. Huebner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Ancient History Wiley-Blackwell.