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(ἀρχαιρεσία; archairesía). Appointment of officials (archai). In the Greek world an official was usually appointed for a year either by election (hairesis in the proper meaning, but the term can be used for any method of appointing officials) or by casting lots (klerosis). Many states annually convened for an electoral meeting in which honours were conferred and for which a particularly large attendance was desired (e.g. IPriene, 7).



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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Archairesia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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