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Political administration
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I. General

The states of antiquity had no executive PA independent of government and legislature in the sense of the modern separation of powers. The triple division of constitutions, indicated in Aristot. Pol. 1297b 35-1301a 15 (tría mória, 1297b 37), into a decision-making, legislating organ (tò bouleuómenon), an executive element ('on the offices': tò perì tàs archás) and judicature (tò dikázon) owes more to the s…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), Eck, Werner (Cologne) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Political administration”, 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 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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