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[753d] those of the tablets that are adjudged to come first, to the number of 300; and all the citizens shall vote again in like manner, each for whomsoever of these he wishes. Of these, the officials shall again exhibit publicly the names of those who are adjudged first, up to the number of 100. The third time, he that wishes shall vote for whomsoever he wishes out of the hundred, passing between slain victims1 as he does so: then they shall test the thirty-seven men who have secured most votes, and declare them to be magistrates.

1 An ancient method of solemnly ratifying an agreement; cp.Genesis15. 9 ff.

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