isonomia

(from the article `Cleisthenes Of Athens`) ...the basis of representation in public office, and the Solonian Council of Four Hundred was increased to 500 (50 from each tribe, with members ...
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Isonomia

Isonomia (ἰσονομία `equality of political rights,` from the Greek ἴσος isos, `equal,` and νόμος nomos, `usage, custom, law,`) was a word used by ancient Greek writers such as Herodotus and Thucydides to refer to some kind of popular government. It was subsequently eclipsed until brought back into English as isonomy (`equa...
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