Allotment machine (Kleroterion)

Marble allotment machine at the ancient Agora museum

The Kleroterion was a vital part of the Athenian Democracy. It was used to choose the citizens who would serve in various political, judicial, and administrative offices. It ensured that these citizens were selected at random. citizen names were placed in the slots. Next to them a tube was filled with different color dice. The color of each die determined if a citizen was selected or not.

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