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And if they find such a thing, they are required to write it out and post it on bulletins in front of the Eponymi;1 and the prytanes are required to call a meeting of the assembly, writing at the head of the call, “For Nomothetae”;2 and the chairman of the presiding officers must submit to vote3 the question of the removal of one set of laws and the retention of the other, in order that for each action there may be one law and no more. Please read the laws.“Laws

1 The regular place for posing many of the public notices was in front of the statues of the ten heroes for whom the tribes were named. The statues stood on the Agora, near the senate-house and the Tholos.

2 The Nomothetae were a special commission, chosen by lot from among the jurors of the year, to whom were referred with power all proposed changes in the fundamental laws (νόμοι) or additions to them.

3 The people having approved the proposition to appoint Homothetae, and that body having been duly constituted, and having heard the arguments on either side, the presiding officer of the Nomothetae finally put to vote the question of the retention of the laws in their old form, or the adoption of the changes proposed (διαχειροτονία).

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