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Hendeka, hoi
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(οἱ ἕνδεκα; hoi héndeka). The ‘Eleven’, an office of eleven men, were in charge of the prison in Athens and of the execution of prisoners who had been sentenced to death. They executed ordinary criminals (kakoûrgoi) or exiles who were apprehended in Athens and turned over to them by means of the  apagōgḗ , without a trial if the prisoner confessed, or they presided over the trial if the prisoner denied his guilt. They also presided over trials that were instituted by means of  éndeixis and over cases that were meant to force the confiscation of land (Ps.-Aristot.…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Hendeka, hoi”, 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 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e507730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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