no time in doing the rest.
First they assembled the people, and moved to elect ten commissioners with
full powers to frame a constitution, and that when this was done they should
on an appointed day lay before the people their opinion as to the best mode
of governing the city.
Afterwards, when the day arrived, the conspirators enclosed the assembly in
Colonus, a temple of Poseidon, a little more than a mile outside the city; when the commissioners simply brought forward this single motion, that any
Athenian might propose with impunity whatever measure he pleased, heavy
penalties being imposed upon any who should indict for illegality, or
otherwise molest him for so doing.
The way thus cleared, it was now plainly declared, that all tenure of