Euthyna

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The term euthyna (plural euthynai), meaning straightening, was the examination of accounts which every public officer underwent on the expiration of his office in Classical Greece. At Athens the examination had two parts; the logos ('account'), concerned the 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 one's conduct in office, dealt with by a board of ten euthynoi (straighteners) appointed by the boule. These officials could dismiss accusations or pass them on to the courts.

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  • 'Dictionary of the Classical World' John Roberts, 2005. Oxford