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MY´RII (μυρίοι), the name given to the popular assembly of the Arcadians, which was established after the overthrow, of the Spartan supremacy by the battle of Leuctra, and which used to meet at Megalopolis in order to determine upon matters affecting the whole people, [p. 2.202]The name “Ten Thousand” indicates merely a large indefinite number, and it is probable that every citizen of the confederate Arcadian cities (i. e. all Arcadia except Orchomenus and Heraea) had a right to attend. A body of troops called Epariti were at their disposal, under a Panarcadian general. They received envoys, concluded war and peace, and held state trials of public offenders. We hear of Callistratus, Demosthenes, and Aeschines arguing before them (Corn. Nep. Epam. 6; Dem. de Fals. Leg. p. 344.11; Aeschin. de Fals. Leg. § 49). Pausanias saw the ruins of their house of assembly. (Xen. Hell. 6.5, § 6; 7.1.38; 7.4.2;--Diod. 15.59; Paus. 8.32.1; Harpocrat., Suid., Phot. s.v. Grote, Hist. of Greece, x. p. 318.)

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