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[5] These are the intervals between the dates of the institution of the various supreme offices. And the Nine Archons1 were not all together, but the King had what is now called the Bucolium,2 near the town hall3 (as is indicated by the fact that even at the present day the union and marriage4 of the King's Wife with Dionysus takes place there), while the Archon had the President's Hall, and the War-lord the Epilyceum (which formerly used to be called the War-lord's House, but because Epilycus on becoming War-lord rebuilt and furnished it, it received the name of Epilyceum); and the Legislators had the Legislators' Court. But in Solon's time they all came together in the Legislators' Court. They also had power to give final judgement in lawsuits, and not as now merely to hold a preliminary trial. Such then were the regulations relating to the supreme offices.

1 i.e. their official residences and courts.

2 Otherwise unknown.

3 Position uncertain.

4 An annual ceremony by which the god Dionysus was incorporated as an Athenian: the lady personifying his consort passed a night in his temple.

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