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Prohedros
(315 words)

(πρόεδρος/pró(h)edros, pl. πρόεδροι/pró(h)edroi) denotes that person who (in a leading position) 'sits in front' ('chairman' or 'president').

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I. Greece in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods

In early 4th cent. BC Athens, the duty of the chairman of the council ( boulḗ ) and the people's assembly ( ekklēsía ) was passed from the prytaneis to a newly created collegium of nine pró(h)edroi. The pró(h)edroi were summoned each for one day, one from each phyle of the council,…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Prohedros”, 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 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1009620>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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