What did the Ancients do for us?

A 2005 BBC documentary has the answer:

As usual, the presentation is made in such a way as to imply that sortition was used solely in the courts, eliding its more crucial, and less familiar, roles in government.

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  1. Most interesting, if brief. The way the Kleroteria is described here, it sounds like potential jurors got to decide where their identity cards were placed on the machine. Does anyone know if that’s right? I hadn’t heard that before.

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