euthӯna, euthӯnai

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(‘straightening’), the examination of accounts which every public official underwent on expiry of his office. At Athens the examination fell into two parts, the logos (‘account’), concerned with his handling of public money and dealt with by a board of ten logistai (‘accountants’), and the euthynai proper, an opportunity to raise any other objection to his conduct in office, dealt with by a board of ten euthӯnoi (‘straighteners’) appointed by the council (boule). These officials could dismiss accusations or pass them on to the courts.

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