One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘After the war, Aristides was instrumental in making the archonships open to all male citizens.’
- ‘This took place in the archonship of Hegesias, five years after the first establishment of his rule.’
- ‘His popular support and his membership to the council of the Areopagus, following his archonship in 525, probably gave Cleisthenes the authority to begin to install the democratic system.’
- ‘In addition, anyone convicted of dishonouring his parents could be struck off the citizen-lists and was considered automatically disqualified from an archonship, or from the right to address the people.’
- ‘Epicurus died in the second year of the 127th Olympiad, in the archonship of Pytharatus, at the age of 72.’
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