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DECADU´CHI (δεκαδοῦχοι), the members of a council of Ten, who succeeded the Thirty in the supreme power at Athens, B.C. 403 (Harpocrat. s. v.). They were chosen from the ten tribes, one from each (Xen. Hell. 2.4, § § 23, 24); two of the Thirty, if not more, were among them, and, like the Thirty, they relied on Spartan assistance against Thrasybulus and the exiles. They remained masters of Athens till the party of Thrasybulus obtained possession of the city and the democracy was restored; and, like the Thirty, were excepted from the amnesty, but allowed to retire into banishment (Lys. c. Eratosth. § 54 ff.; Grote, ch. 65, 5.590).

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