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  • A term that first appears in ancient Athens during the times of Athenian politician Cleisthenes. Prytanies are internal groups consisting of fifty members, a number resulting from the allocation of five hundred members of the Council in ten sections according to their tribe. The term of each prytany lasted for one-tenth of the year. These groups were responsible for preparing the cases for discussion in the Council.


  • Osborne & Rhodes 2017
  • Rhodes 1972
  • Ραμού-Χαψιάδη 2007


  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)


  • Chrysovitsanos Gerasimos (AA)


  • 1722

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