...[They have been attempted] through a courtroom empanelled from one of the noble households, and sworn upon the sacrifices. The a part of accuser was once taken through Myron. They have been came upon to blame of the sacrilege, and their our bodies have been solid out in their graves and their race banished for evermore. In view of this expiation, Epimenides the Cretan played a purification of the town.
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2–3 offers an extended record of rival democratic and aristocratic leaders; quite a few diverse phrases are used to label the 2 facets, and the shape of expression is diverse additionally; on the subject of Themistocles and Aristides the textual content is so abrupt that students were in a position to argue approximately its which means (I have extra ‘respectively’ within the translation, to preserve anything of the flavor yet make what i think to be the which means clear). even though, the trouble to write down solid Greek isn't really sustained all through. on the finish of bankruptcy 24, and within the precis of the 1st half, in forty-one. 2, the textual content degenerates into an ungrammatical checklist. There are passages like that on Themistocles and Aristides in 28. 2, the place the which means has now not been made no doubt transparent. Monotony isn't really continuously kept away from: the 1st 4 sentences of bankruptcy 7 comprise 4 situations of an identical Greek be aware for ‘law’, nomos (in 3 of the 4 situations an identical shape, the genitive plural nomon). in different locations the textual content turns out over-compressed, most likely as the writer is abbreviating from an extended unique and has now not taken adequate hassle over his abbreviation: before everything of bankruptcy 22, part 1 mentions between ‘other new legislation’ of Cleisthenes the legislations on ostracism; that's left unexplained whereas part 2 is dedicated to the councillors’ oath and the appointment of generals; after which part three returns to the topic of ostracism. In vocabulary the writer displays his assets: passages derived from Herodotus use an exceptional many Herodotean phrases, notwithstanding sometimes now not the phrases utilized in the corresponding passage of Herodotus. it's been advised that the final sentence of bankruptcy 38, analysed above, used to be copied from a piece written firstly of the fourth century, while that sort of balanced writing used to be trendy. beneficial properties of this sort aren't stunning: they are often paralleled within the paintings of contemporary learn scholars. the second one a part of the Athenian structure supplies an account of the operating of the structure within the author’s personal day. it can be analysed as follows; as ahead of, the letters within the left-hand column confer with the sections into which I divide the interpretation. L forty two Registration and coaching of electorate 43–62 officers, appointed via lot and by way of election M forty three. 2–49 The council forty three. 2–44 Prytany; chairman; conferences of council and meeting forty five. 1–3 Powers of council: judicial (not ultimate) forty five. four practise for meeting forty six. 1 military forty six. 2 Public works 47–8 monetary officers forty nine Scrutinies N 50–54 officers appointed each year by way of lot 50–51 eager about urban amenities 52–3 concerned about justice fifty four quite a few O 55–9 The 9 archons 55–56. 1 Appointment fifty six. 2–7 Archon fifty seven Basileus fifty eight Polemarch fifty nine. 1–6 Thesmothetae fifty nine. 7 the complete collage P 60 The athlothetae (appointed quadrennially via lot) Q sixty one Elected army officials R sixty two Concluding be aware on officers S 63–9 Jury-courts 63–5 Allotment of jurors to courts sixty six. 1 Allotment of presiding officers to courts sixty six.