ephor

One of the five annually elected magistrates in ancient Sparta and other Dorian cities. The office was instituted about 700 BC and continued into the 2nd century AD. The ephors exercised...
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Ephor

Eph'or noun ; plural Ephors , Latin Ephori . [ Latin ephorus , Greek ..., from ... to oversee; ... + ... to see: confer French éphore .] (Gr. Antiq.) A magistrate; one of a body of five magistrates chosen by the people of ancient Sparta. They exercised contro...
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Ephor

• (n.) A magistrate; one of a body of five magistrates chosen by the people of ancient Sparta. They exercised control even over the king.
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ephor

(Greek ephoros), title of the highest Spartan magistrates, five in number, who with the kings formed the main executive wing of the state. In ... [3 related articles]
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Ephor

Annually elected council of five magistrates. The important day-to-day decisions were in the hands of the Ephors, and a tension between the Spartan kings and the Ephors was always present. Though one of the two kings commanded the Spartan army on campaign, the ephors had the constitutional authority to impeach a king for misconduct following a camp...
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Ephor

The ephors (Greek Ἔφορος) (from the Greek ἐπί epi, `on` or `over`, and ὁράω horaō, `to see`, i.e. `one who oversees`) were leaders of ancient Sparta and shared power with the Spartan kings. Five ephors were elected annually, who `swore on behalf of the city`, while the kings swore for themselves. Herodotus claimed that t...
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