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Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 24.3
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1. Aristotle, Athenian Constitution, 8.1, 22.5, 43.1 (4th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

2. Plutarch, On Brotherly Love, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

492b. to determine who should be king, the uncle, without the father's knowledge, slipped in alot for Aleuas. When the Pythian priestess drew the lot of Aleuas, his father denied that he had put in one for him, and to everyone it appeared that there had been some error in the recording of names. Set out they sent again and questioned the god a second time; and the prophetic priestess, as though to confirm fully her former declaration, answered: It is the red-haired man Imean, The child whom Archedicê bore. And in this manner Aleuas was proclaimed king by the god through the help of his father's brother, and himself surpassed by far his predecessors and advanced his race to great fame and power.
3. Lucian, Amores, 16 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.25.10 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.25.10. On descending from Bura towards the sea you come to a river called Buraicus, and to a small Heracles in a cave. He too is surnamed Buraicus, and here one can divine by means of a tablet and dice. He who inquires of the god offers up a prayer in front of the image, and after the prayer he takes four dice, a plentiful supply of which are placed by Heracles, and throws them upon the table. For every figure made by the dice there is an explanation expressly written on the tablet. I am very uncertain about the meaning of this passage. Frazer's note shows that divination by dice usually took the form of interpreting the sequences of numbers obtained by throwing several dice on to a board. This cannot be the meaning here, as σχῆμα can hardly denote a number on the face of a die, and in any case ἐξήγησιν τοῦ σχήματος must mean “explanation of the shape.” I have accordingly adopted the emendation ἀστραγάλων, but ἐπίτηδες seems to have no point. Frazer, reading apparently ἐπὶ δὲ παντὶ ἀστραγάλῳ σχῆμά τι κ.τ.ἕ, translates: “Each die has a certain figure marked upon it, and the meaning of each figure is explained on the tablet.”


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aegean Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
apollo ptoios, sortition Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
archons Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
areopagus, council of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
assembly, athenian (ekklesia) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
assembly, the right to address Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
athenaion politeia Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
black sea Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
bones, at delphi Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
bones, knucklebones Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
bribery Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
chance, in delphic divination Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
charikles Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
class, lower Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
cleruchy Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
council, council, athenian (boule) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
council, of five hundred Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
council Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
courts Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
debate Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
demes (demoi) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
democracy, ancient and modern Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
demos (damos), empowerment of Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
dikasteria Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
election Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
empire Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
foreign policy Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
herakles buraikos Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
interpretation, of inscriptions Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
jurors, juries, athenian (dikastai) Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
korykian cave Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
law, as distinct from decrees Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
lots, aleatory divination Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
lots, beans Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
lots, pythias use of Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
mount parnassos Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
navy Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
nomos Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
nomothetes, nomothetai Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
nymphs Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
parnassos Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
participation in government, based on birth Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
participation in government, based on social status Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
participation in government, military service and Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
participation in government Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
pausanias Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
pebbles Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
pebbles and bones Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
prediction, divinatory Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
prytaneis Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
prytanies Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
psephismata Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
public office, officials Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4, 119
pythia, kleromancy Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
pythia Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
religion Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
representation Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
rituals, divinatory rituals Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
rotation Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
skiathos Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
slavery, slaves Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
sortition Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
sortition (kleromancy), by pythia Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
statues, of herakles buraikos' Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
strategoi Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
thessaly/thessalians, consultation at delphi Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy, Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience (2019) 119
treasurers Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 4
veto Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119
voting Raaflaub Ober and Wallace, Origins of Democracy in Ancient Greece (2007) 119