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(ἀγορανόμοι; agoranómoi). Agoranomoi regulated the markets in Greek poleis and are documented in both inscriptions and literature from c. 120 cities of the 5th cent. BC to the 3rd cent. AD. Most inscriptions are from the Roman period; when the word agoranomos can also be a translation of Latin aedilis. Their duties seem to have been defined differently in various cities. According to Aristotle, in the 4th cent. BC Athens had ten agoranomoi elected by lot of whom five were responsible for the market in Athens and five for the one in Piraeus; they contr…

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von Reden, Sitta (Bristol), “Agoranomoi”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 28 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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