What could Spartans vote on?

What could Spartans vote on?

All Spartan homoioi participated in the general assembly — called the apella — in which they voted on legislation and elected members to the board of ephors and the council of elders. Ephors were magistrates who had power over the king served one-year terms as a sort of executive council.

Who made the decisions in Sparta?

Choices and decisions were carried out by acclamation in Sparta (people or Assembly had unanimously adopted a decision). Because one vote could block a voting, soon it was introduced to the system of voting divisions (depending whether the members were for or against a proposal they moved to the agreed position).

How were Spartan kings elected?

Kings of Sparta Sparta in time developed a system of dual kingship (two kings ruling at once). Their power was counter-balanced by the elected board of ephors (who may only serve a single one-year term). There was also a Council of Elders (Gerousia), each member of which was over the age of 60 and could serve for life.

What did Spartan Ephors?

The ephors presided over meetings of the council of elders, or gerousia, and assembly, or apella, and were responsible for the execution of their decrees.

What does ephorate mean?

1 : one of five ancient Spartan magistrates having power over the king. 2 : a government official in modern Greece especially : one who oversees public works.

What is the oracle in 300?


Who played the Ephors in 300?

Cast (in credits order)

Gerard Butler King Leonidas
Rodrigo Santoro Xerxes
Giovani Cimmino Pleistarchos (as Giovani Antonio Cimmino)
Stephen McHattie Loyalist
Greg Kramer Ephor #1

Who is the dancing girl in 300?

In 300, she played the role of the Oracle, a young Spartan girl who was chosen for her beauty and is guarded by the old Ephors, being frequently molested by them….

Kelly Craig
Years active 2000–present