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Were an Athenian jury, 51 in number. In the 5th cent. bc they seem to have been selected by lot from the members of the Areopagus and to have been concerned with homicide cases only. Under the presidency of the basileus (see archontes) they tried almost all kinds of homicide not considered important enough for trial by the Areopagus itself.

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