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[746d] consistent with itself.” So now we must endeavor to discern—after we have decided on our division into twelve parts—in what fashion the divisions that come next to these and are the offspring of these, up to the ultimate figure, 5,040, (determining as they do, the phratries and demes1 and villages, as well as the military companies and platoons, and also the coinage-system, dry and liquid measures, and weights) ,—

1 “Phratries” and “demes” were sub-divisions of the “phyle” or tribe.

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