In the Archaic Period, a legislative or executive assembly of all the citizens of a democratic city.

In the Classical Period, a legislative assembly of the elected representatives of the cities, summoned by the emperor to make laws. The assent of the Appella and of the Gerusia, as well as of the Boule, is required to make a bill law, and a specific law is required to enable the government to collect a tax. The imperial budget is not required as a matter of course to be enacted as law.

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