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1

Ecclesia

The greek assembly

2

boule

Council of 500 that prepared the agenda for the Assembly. Composed of 10 groups of 50 men from each tribe.

3

archon

chief magistrate of the city ("ruler")

4

choregos

organized the dramatic festivals; appointed by the archon

5

archon basileus

responsible for most religious matters; all sacrifices and all trials for homicide fell under his authority

6

polemarch

  • the commander in chief of the Athenian armed forces, although in fact real power lay in the hands of generals who were elected, not chosen by lot 
  • in charge of the borders of Attica and the training of young men who served as a kind of border patrol
  • oversaw the affairs of metics

7

Thesmothetae

Six Athenian court judges chosen each year 

8

Athenian jury sizes

  • Private cases: 501
  • Public cases: 1,001
  • Extremely serious public cases: 1,501

9

isonomia

concept of equal rights