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Saturday, May 30, 2009

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Ancient Athens had a system by which a prominent person could be expelled from the city by a popular vote.This person then had to leave the city within ten days.He could return freely after ten years, and there was no confiscation of his property in the meantime. Several Athenian political figures including Alcibiades, Cimon and Themistocles were at the receiving end of this practice. The material used by the citizens to cast their votes in favour of expelling a person gave rise to a modern term. Which one?

Answer: Ostracize
Cracked by Ankit Dhul, Shrey Goyal, Chithananda, and mani.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ostracism

- Ankit Dhul

Shrey Goyal said...

Ostracism, from ostraka (pieces of broken pottery)

Anonymous said...

Veto?

--fathima

Piyush said...

disembark?(bark of a tree?)

Anonymous said...

Ballot?

--Ajay

Anonymous said...

Ostracise
-Ankit Dhul

Chithananda said...

ostracism

Wasi Manazir said...

Veto?

mani said...

Ostracism

Anirudh Patil said...

peach?? (from impeachment)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

No googling!

Ancient Athens had a system by which a prominent person could be expelled from the city by a popular vote.This person then had to leave the city within ten days.He could return freely after ten years, and there was no confiscation of his property in the meantime. Several Athenian political figures including Alcibiades, Cimon and Themistocles were at the receiving end of this practice. The material used by the citizens to cast their votes in favour of expelling a person gave rise to a modern term. Which one?

Answer: Ostracize
Cracked by Ankit Dhul, Shrey Goyal, Chithananda, and mani.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ostracism

- Ankit Dhul

Shrey Goyal said...

Ostracism, from ostraka (pieces of broken pottery)

Anonymous said...

Veto?

--fathima

Piyush said...

disembark?(bark of a tree?)

Anonymous said...

Ballot?

--Ajay

Anonymous said...

Ostracise
-Ankit Dhul

Chithananda said...

ostracism

Wasi Manazir said...

Veto?

mani said...

Ostracism

Anirudh Patil said...

peach?? (from impeachment)