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Now when you subtract those officials who are chosen by popular election and those appointed by lot, there remain those whom the tribes, the trittyes,1 and the demes appoint from among their own number to administer public funds. This happens when, as in the present case, some work is assigned to the several tribes, like the digging of trenches or the building of triremes. That what I say is true, you shall learn from the laws themselves.“Laws

1 A trittys was a third of a tribe and was composed of a group of adjoining demes. The division was recognized for certain administrative purposes.

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