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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

in Greek states, a council; often the council which had day‐to‐day responsibility for the state's affairs. Its membership and powers varied with the complexion of the regime: in the Homeric world it was a meeting of nobles called to advise the king; in an oligarchic state eligibility might be restricted, membership might be for a long term, and the council might be powerful and the citizens' assembly weak (cp. the ... ...

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