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[96] Kindly read the law from the stone

Law1 Enacted by the Council and People. Prytany of the tribe Aeantis. Secretary: Cleigenes. President: Boethus. The enactment following was framed by Demophantus and his colleagues. The date of this decree is the first sitting of the Council of Five Hundred, chosen by lot, at which Cleigenes acted as Secretary.

If anyone shall suppress the democracy at Athens or hold public office after its suppression, he shall become a public enemy and be slain with impunity; his goods shall be confiscated and a tithe given to the Goddess.”

1 The decree was passed after the restoration of the full democracy in 410. Demophantus is a member of the board of συγγραφεῖς(“compilers”) appointed to revise the laws. The revision was not completed until after the appointment of the 500 Nomothetae in 403 for a similar purpose. The decree was based on a Solonian law(Andoc. 1.95 ad fin.); hence the reference in it to tyranny.

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