Gerousia sentence example

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  • Fuller discussions of the gerousia will be found in Aristotle, Politics, ii.
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  • The specialized use of the word as implying not only age, but consequently wisdom and authority, is analogous to that of "senate" (from senior), of "gerousia" (from yEpcov), and of "elder."
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  • The ephors summoned and presided over meetings of the Gerousia and Apella, and formed the executive committee responsible for carrying out decrees.
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  • They shared the criminal jurisdiction of the Gerousia and decided civil suits.
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  • But perhaps some of these duties concerned the dicastae and gerousia, whose functions are nowhere described.
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  • More and more, as time went on, the kings became mere figure-heads, except in their capacity as generals, and the real power was transferred to the ephors and to the gerousia.
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  • The same reign saw also an important constitutional change, the substitution of a board of patronomi for the ephors, whose power had become almost despotic, and the curtailment of the functions exercised by the gerousia; these measures were, however, cancelled by Antigonus.
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  • Greenidge, and the works cited under Apella; Ephor; Gerousia and Lycurgus.
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