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date: 08 August 2020

stasis (lit. ‘standing’), 

The Oxford Classical Dictionary
P. J. RhodesP. J. Rhodes

a Greek word commonly used for a group of men who take a stand in a political dispute, i.e. a party or faction, and by extension for the dispute itself, especially when the prosecution of the dispute goes beyond normal political activity to plotting and violence. The grounds for political dispute could be various, in the Greek world as in the modern, but from the 5th cent. ... ...

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