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1 presiding councillors: the fifty representatives on the Council of that one of the ten tribes within whose term of administrative duty the meeting fell.
2 unfolded the hurdles: they were tied together hinge-wise, and, when unfolded, formed barriers, either to keep out strangers （Dem. 59.90） or to block streets leading from the marketplace elsewhere than to the Pnyx, where the assembly met （Schol. on Aristoph. Ach. 22）. Unfolded is a conjectural reading derived from the scholium cited; but no satisfactory explanation is forthcoming of the reading of all MSS., set fire to the hurdles.
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