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They also conduct elections of Generals, and Cavalry Commanders and the other military officers in the Assembly, in whatever manner seems good to the People; and these elections are held by the first board of Presidents, after the sixth Presidency,1 in whose term of office favorable weather-omens may occur. These matters also require a preliminary resolution of the Council.

1 i.e. the Presidents holding the seventh or a later term of office, see Aristot. Ath. Pol. 43.2. Rain, thunder, etc., were bad omens, but the regulation had a practical value for the open-air meetings in the Pnyx.

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