The council meets once a week for the transaction of the business of government.
Such a transaction might be of two kinds.
Later it was found that an assembly so constituted combined the incompatible functions of a council for the transaction of business and a congress for shaping or expressing common opinion: and its constitution was modified so as to secure the latter object only.
On the whole, the transaction, though it is too well vouched for to allow us to dismiss it as entirely fabulous, cannot take its place among the undoubted facts of history.
This transaction has given rise to much discussion as to its trustworthiness and the extent of its operation.