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The ten boxes lie in front of the entrance for each tribe. They have inscribed on them the letters as far as kappa. When the jurymen have thrown their tickets into the box on which is inscribed the same letter of the alphabet as is on the ticket itself, the attendant shakes them thoroughly and the Law-giver draws one ticket from each box. [2] This attendant is called the Affixer, and he affixes the tickets taken from the box to the ledged frame on which is the same letter that is on the box. This attendant is chosen by lot, in order that the same person may not always affix the tickets and cheat. There are five ledged frames in each of the balloting-rooms. [3] When he has thrown in the dice, the Archon casts lots for the tribe for each balloting-room; they are dice of copper, black and white. As many white ones are thrown in as jurymen are required to be selected, one white die for each five tickets, and the black dice correspondingly. As he draws out the dice the herald calls those on whom the lot has fallen. Also the Affixer is there corresponding to the number. [4] The man called obeys and draws an acorn from the urn and, holding it out with the inscription upward, shows it first to the superintending Archon; when the Archon has seen it, he throws the man's ticket into the box that has the same letter written on it as the one on the acorn, in order that he may go into whatever court he is allotted to and not into whatever court he chooses and in order that it may not be possible to collect into a court whatever jurymen a person wishes. [5] The Archon has by him as many boxes as courts are going to be filled, each lettered with whichever is the letter assigned by lot to each court.

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