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[2] But some say that only those tablets which relate to sacred rites and sacrifices are properly called ‘kurbeis,’ and the rest are called ‘axones.’ However that may be, the council took a joint oath to ratify the laws of Solon, and each of the ‘thesmothetai,’ or guardians of the statutes, swore separately at the herald's stone in the market-place, vowing that if he transgressed the statutes in any way, he would dedicate at Delphi a golden statue of commensurate worth.

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