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For the offices of state he instituted election by lot from candidates selected by the tribes severally by a preliminary vote. For the Nine Archons each tribe made a preliminary selection of ten, and the election was made from among these by lot1; hence there still survives with the tribes the system that each elects ten by lot and then they choose from among these by ballot.2 And a proof that he made the offices elective by lot according to assessments is the law in regard to the Treasurers that remains in force even at the present day; for it orders the Treasurers to be elected by lot from the Five-hundred-measure men.

1 i.e. nine were taken by lot out of forty elected by vote by the four tribes; whereas in the writer's day the preliminary election was also by lot and produced one hundred from the ten tribes.

2 i.e. by lot again.

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