As the afternoon dwindled, the Deans were content to rock and ruminate.
From this time onward the village dwindled to the poor dirty place it is to-day.
In 1826-1828 the town became for a time the capital of Greece and the centre of a large commercial population (about Io,000), which has dwindled to about 4300.
The population, estimated by James Bruce in 1770 at 10,000 families, had dwindled in 1905 to about 7000.
The council gradually dwindled, and probably came to an end without formal abolition.