The regime of Praisos was democratic. One of it’s institutions was kosmoi called also Lords, Deans. They were elected by the grate genera and their service lasted one year. They were leaders of the army in war and magistrates in peacetime. In the dictionary of Hesechius the word kosmos is synonymous with that of quarterback. From inscriptions of various cities we learn that there were too, kosmoi for specific issues such as Xenios kosmos for foreigners and kosmos for religious matters. Kosmoi had the privilege to hold the people in assemblies and to validate their decisions. The first among kosmoi was called Protokosmos. The year of his rule was called with it’s name as in Athens with the eponymous ruler.
Οι Κόσμοι ήταν αρχηγοί του στρατού στον πόλεμο.Σε μια επιγραφή του 3ου αιώνα αναφέρεται πρωτόκοσμος της Πραισού ο Αλκαίος Κλητωνύμου μέλος της Φαρκαρίδος φυλής.
Kosmoi were leaders of the army in war and magistrates in peacetime. In a third century inscription is referred as protokosmos of the city of Prasos Alcaeus Klitonymou member of Farkaris tribe.
Εδώ φανταστικές αναπαραστάσεις της επιγραφής.Here is a fantastic representations of the inscription
Κατά τον Θ. Δετοράκη τα μέλη της Φαρκαρίδος φυλής ίσως να ήταν εντόπιοι ευγενείς που αναγνώρισαν τους Δωριείς και αναγνωρίστηκαν από αυτούς ως ισότιμοι στη διαμόρφωση των νέων κοινωνιών. Ο Πώλ Φώρ την Φαρκαρίδα φυλή την θεωρεί γυναικεία φυλή και σε αυτήν βλέπει τη διατήρηση φυλετικών εθίμων από την Μινωική εποχή.
According to the historian T. Detorakis , members of Farkaris tribe might have been native nobles who recognized the Dorians and recognized by them as equal during the formation of the new societies. Paul Faure believed that Farkaris, was a women's tribe, which maintained the tribal customs of the Minoan era.
Από παλαιότερη ανάρτηση μου στο μπλόγκ. Data from a previous uploading in my blog