Gerousia


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Gerousia

 

in ancient Greece, a council of elders in city-states, usually composed of aristocrats. The gerousia examined important state affairs, which were subsequently subject to discussion at a citizens’ assembly. The number of members (elders) and the political role of the gerousia were not the same in various poleis. The best-known gerousia was in Sparta and was composed of 30 members—28 elders, who were over 60 years old and were elected for life, and two kings. The gerousia was the highest government agency and the backbone of the oligarchy.

S. S. SOLOV’EVA

References in periodicals archive ?
This seems to have been a consultative body, like the early Roman Senate, but an influential one, and this body reminds one of the term gerousia, a Greek term for a senate-like body.
Drug delivery: Strontium ranelate SKL code: 0028269 Protelos 2 G 0028270 Protelos 2G ibandronic SKL code: 0025422 Bonviva 150 mg 0,026,099 Bonviva 3 mg / 3 ml 0,202,820 Flastin 150 mg film-coated tablets 0,200,688 Gerousia 150 mg 0,161,377 Ibandronate Apotex 150mg 0,140,635 Ibandronate tablets 0,158,605 150 mg Ibandronic Acid Actavis 150 mg Ibandronic Acid Sandoz 0,187,866 150 0,198,304 mg Ibandronic Acid Stada 150 mg film-coated tablets 0,167,783 Ibandronic Acid Teva 150 mg 0,177,176 Ibandronic Acid Teva 3 mg solution for injection in pre-filled.
En primer lugar, adopta el titulo y los poderes absolutos de un basileus helenistico, prescindiendo no solo de colega en el trono, sino de cualquier otra institucion de antano como la eforia o la Gerousia, un poder omnimodo matizado exclusivamente por la delegacion de funciones en familiares y colaboradores cercanos (Plb.
In Sparta the popular assembly had little power and power rested with the two kings, the council of elders or Gerousia, and the Ephorate.
Coexistian armoniosamente dos reyes hereditarios, con el asesoramiento de un consejo de hombres adultos (gerousia) y el consentimiento de 5 magistrados (ephors).
Though it may have different names such as sunhedrion, gerousia, boule, bouletorion, it exerted power and was recognized even by their oppressors.
For example, the Gerousia Decree is significant because it contains the first substantial evidence for the celebration of the mysteries.
Judea was administered by a council of elders (gerousia, later called the Sanhedrin), which was headed by the high priest, leader of the Temple-based priesthood (Antiquities 12.3.3).
Los consejos de ancianos en sociedades premodernas, la "gerousia" de Esparta, el senado romano y los profetas de la Biblia, ofrecen una imagen positiva de la vejez.
The government of Lycurgan Sparta is comprised of three 'branches': kingship, gerousia, and assembly.
Pese a que Licurgo <<ordeno sus leyes asignando a cada uno--reyes, nobles y pueblo--su parte de autoridad y funciones>>, tras lo cual abdico de sus poderes, el humanista y teorico florentino entiende que el regimen espartano no era mixto, sino aristocratico, al reconocer una preeminencia de la Gerousia o Consejo de ancianos: <<Esparta hace a uno rey con un pequeno Senado que le gobierne>>.
Esta tradicion se documenta tambien en los banquetes publicos con vino de la Grecia homerica, en los que participaban los ancianos o aristoi, seguramente los cabezas de familias gentilicias, que formaban la ke-ro-si-ja o gerousia (II.