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LawsIn no circumstances shall magistrates enforce a law which has not been inscribed. No decree, whether of the Council or Assembly, shall override a law. No law shall be directed against an individual without applying to all citizens alike, unless an Assembly of six thousand so resolve by secret ballot.1

What was needed to complete the list? Only the following law, which I will ask the clerk to read to you.

LawsAll decisions given in private suits and by arbitrators under the democracy shall be valid. But of the laws only those passed since the archonship of Eucleides2 shall be enforced.”

1 A reference to ostracism.

2 i.e. later than midsummer, 403.

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