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After he had established the council of the Areiopagus, consisting of those who had been archons year by year (and he himself was a member of this body since he had been archon), he observed that the common people were uneasy and bold in consequence of their release from debt, and therefore established another council besides, consisting of four hundred men, one hundred chosen from each of the four tribes.1 These were to deliberate on public matters before the people did, and were not to allow any matter to come before the popular assembly without such previous deliberation.

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