In Ancient Athens, there was no ‘public prosecutor’ per se. How would criminals be prosecuted?

Answer: Men accused of actions against the public interest would be issued with prosecutions by private citizens themselves. Anyone who wanted to prosecute another was free to do so. This often lead to cases of blackmail, as one could easily threaten to prosecute anyone they came across.

Source: Athens and Sparta by Anton Powell

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