Assembly decree accepting the revision of laws by the Council of the AreopagosAgora XVI 333 Date: Early 1st cent. BC
[For the good fortune of the Council and the People of the Athenians. In the archonship of] [ . . . in the - prytany of - for which - son of Demetrios] of Ana- [was secretary . . . ] twenty-sixth [day of the prytany. Assembly in . . . ] (5)having been transferred from . . . . [Of the presiding committee], Neon son of Dorotheos of - [was putting to the vote and his fellow members of the presiding committee. The People decided]. Demeas son of Demeas of . . . proposed. [Since the People of the Athenians? ] in a democracy (dēmokratiai) . . . [of the magistrates chosen] by lot (klērōi) and by [election (cheirotoniai)? . . . ] (10)and giving thanks . . . and the allotted (klērōtas) (magistracies) . . . and some, through bad practices . . . the pre-selected public advocates (sunēgorous) . . .  from which it happens that they have achieved a common and . . . , (15)being well-disposed (eunous) in the same way about . . . it is allowed to all Athenians already to give consideration to the things written in [the laws?. For good fortune, the People shall decide] that what has been provisionally or previously legislated (pronenomothetēmena) [ . . . by the Council of] the Areopagos shall be valid (kuria), . . . (20)but it shall be allowed for the other Athenians . . . [to participate in] the allotted magistracies, [and anyone who attempts], in any way, to undo (kataluein) . . . [shall be deprived of his civic rights (atimon)] and accursed (eparaton), and for whoever . . . is an allotted [magistracy . . . ] (25) . . . . . .