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Arabarches
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(Ἀραβάρχης; Arabárchēs)

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[1] Office in roman Egypt

Office in Roman Egypt, attested as from 2nd cent. AD (OGIS 202), but it may have had Ptolemaic models. A college of arabarchai was responsible for levying the import tax in Coptus in the mid 2nd cent. (SB 18,13167, vers. 2,11 ff.). The distribution of tasks is unclear with the παραλήμπτης τῆς Ἐρύθρας θαλάσσης (paralḗmptēs tês Erýthras thalássēs), however, OGIS 202 indicates the off…

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Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), “Arabarches”, 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 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e130970>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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