CLST 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Bosphorus, Aspis, Northern Greece

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There were 600-700 officials in the 4th century bce, more in 5th century. 5% of the total population with political rights held offices every year in the 4th century. Some of the important officials: the eleven. Acted as a police but mostly not to investigate. Simply crowd control and make sure things went well, sometimes bring up criminal things for punishment. Astunomoi keep streets and highways clean and repair. Metronomoi weights and measures - used official liquid, dry measure and standard bronze weight. Grammateis secretaries to the boule ( )and the ekklesia. The boule appointed eight kerukes to summon representative from the cities. They worked under the orders of the taktai and the ekklesia. Didn"t have power of decision; they were just the hand of people, voice"; protected by gods. Prominent citizens with good connections abroad, had some power of negotiation, but they were treated less protective sometimes risky work, pay for their own expenses.

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