LAWS Drakonta In the VII century. BC. e. residents of Attica (the region in which there are Athens), of course, continued to be guided largely archaic tribal laws. Laws, in the opinion of our contemporaries, former unnecessarily cruel. Thus judicial decisions, as well as all the affairs of the state, were in charge of the aristocrats - Eupatridae. They belonged to the highest judicial body - the Areopagus, they were elected for the posts of the Archons . These Archons of Athens was nine. Main - Archon-eponym, but him Archon Basilio (former king, is now in charge of religious matters), the Archon-polemarch (engaged in military affairs) and six arhontov- fesmofetov dealing with different urban Magistrates in charge of strict compliance with the law and the courts.