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Eleven (οἱ ἕνδεκα‎), Athenian officials, appointed by lot, who had charge of the prison and executions. They took into custody persons accused of serious theft or certain other crimes. If the thief was caught red-handed (ἐπ᾽ αὐτοφώρῳ‎) and admitted his guilt, they had him executed without trial; otherwise they presided over the court which tried him. They also had charge of cases of apographē, in which property was forfeited to the state. (See law and procedure, athenian.)


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