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1722Prytanies (Ancient Greece)  
SCOPE NOTE
  • A term that first appears in ancient Athens during the times of Athenian politician Cleisthenes. Prytanies are internal groups consisting of fifty members, a number resulting from the allocation of five hundred members of the Council in ten sections according to their tribe. The term of each prytany lasted for one-tenth of the year. These groups were responsible for preparing the cases for discussion in the Council.
SOURCE
  • Osborne & Rhodes 2017
  • Rhodes 1972
  • Ραμού-Χαψιάδη 2007
CONTRIBUTOR
  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
CREATOR
  • Chrysovitsanos Gerasimos (AA)
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Πρυτανείαι (Αρχαία Ελλάδα)

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Πρυτανείες (Αρχαία Ελλάδα)
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https://humanitiesthesaurus.academyofathens.gr/dyas-resource/Concept/1722
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