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AEINAUTAE (ἀειναῦται), magistrates at Miletus, consisting of the chief men in the state, who obtained the supreme power on the deposition of the tyrants, Thoas and Damasenor. Whenever they wished to deliberate on important matters, they embarked on board ship (hence their name), put out at a distance from. land, and did not return to shore till they had transacted their business. (Plut. Quaest. Graec. 32.)


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