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 Now and again they have to deal with cases of desertion and other unexpected misdeeds, whether it be an irregular act of wantonness or an act of impiety.There are still many items which I altogether pass over. The most important have been mentioned except for the assessments of tribute. These generally occur every four years.1
1 Literally in the fifth year, inclusively quinquennial like the Olympic games. The first irregular assessment occurred in 443. Cf. HSCP 71 (1966) 38.