Sanders commenting on some trials of Herod's relatives, states that Herod convened a synedrion recommended by Augustus in order to give the "semblance of legality" to a decision already taken for elimination.
This is the only passage that mentions synedrion, the council.
The Hebrew synedrion
, translated as Sanhedrin, means "sitting together": Its members did so in a semi-circle in the Temple complex.
In 1936 James Oliver published a fragmentary inscription found on the southern slope of the Acropolis that contains the end of an Athenian decree and the beginning of a decree of the council (synedrion) of the allies of the Second Athenian League, both of which concern a foreign state.
This passage is followed by the decree of the synedrion, which remains highly fragmentary but seems to have involved some sort of reconciliation between disputing parties.
This inscription represents the only extant document of the synedrion of the Second Athenian League.
In any case, one would expect that if the Parians had in fact defected from the League, their readmission would require decrees from both the Athenian assembly and the synedrion; and such decrees, in their usual form, would call for the Parians to be inscribed on the stele of the Aristoteles Decree.
hacia asumir al synedrion
de Corinto la responsabilidad de la destruccion de Tebas, que se habia sublevado en su contra.
Though in this treaty Athenian actions are bound by the synedrion of the League, the treaty itself is not as explicit as many scholars would desire it to be concerning the position of Kerkyra (or of Athens) vis-a-vis the League.
There are two possible interpretations that follow from the general implications of this clause: either (i) Kerkyra entered into a treaty and placed itself in a markedly subordinate position to-Athens and the League, or (ii) Kerkyra implicitly entered the League and agreed to be bound by decisions of the synedrion of which it was a member, thus retaining nominal autonomy.(18) Because Kerkyra was a regional power of some stature during the first half of the fourth century,(19) such a compromised position as the first hypothesis suggests would be difficult to explain.(20) Additionally, such an arrangement would appear to violate the general autonomy clause of the various common peaces signed throughout this period by Athens.
Here the word 'Synedrion
' never occurs, but how else are the Pharisees supposed to have exercised their power and rule?
The uniqueness of this document lies not in its casual allowance for interference in the internal affairs of other states without reference to the synedrion
, but in its being an example of a type of document only otherwise mentioned in literary sources: the prohibition by a state against its citizens serving in a foreign army hostile to a third state with whom `friendly' or neutral relations were desired.