But if not efficient in good, the amphictyonic council was not active in evil.
Now, let us consider this special significance of the amphictyonic Council.
The amphictyonic confederacy, of which she had been a member, left her in the full exercise of her government and her legislation.
The amphictyonic council was certainly not a states-general, in which all national affairs were discussed.
And that federalism was not ethically higher than the spirit of the ancient amphictyonic oath, preserved by Æschines.
We should almost as soon expect to see an amphictyonic council to regulate the affairs of the whole globe.
This passage places in an extremely clear light the relative position of the Games and the amphictyonic Assembly.
Each city in the twelve amphictyonic tribes, the most unimportant as the most powerful, had the same number of votes.
It seems that this use of the name (generally employed of the deputies to the amphictyonic council) was peculiarly Dorian.
This, taken in connection with what we know of the amphictyonic Council, reads more like tradition than fiction.