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March 21st Lecture

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CLA 232 - March 21st Lecture Sortition and rotation of office are important parts of greek government, sortition - selection by lot, pick names out of an urn, wealthy and aristocratic have no better chance than everyone else, alternation of ruling and being ruled, nobody could tell you what to do for more than one year, public review of those that ruled after their rule is over, solons democracy still governed by economic standing, not quite equality yet, anyone can bring legal action upon someone who has committed a crime, in the matter of a vote every man must choose a side none can stay impartial, athens is very bureaucratic, 700 magistracies that had to be changed each year, large cost of doing this was seen as necessary in order to prevent the consolidation of power, archons - 9 of them, chief administrators, strategos - general, one office that wasnt chose by lot, boule - board of 500 people, chosen each year from among the different tribes, no person could serve more than
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