Suffete


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Suffete

 

the highest official in Carthage and other Phoenician cities of the western Mediterranean region. A board of two annually elected suffetes exercised executive and judicial authority, subject to an oligarchic 104-member council. The office of suffete was unsalaried. Suffetes were elected from the aristocracy—for example, from the Magonid and Barca families.

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