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(ἀριθμός; arithmós). A middle Byzantine military technical term for basic military units (also called vigla, tagma and bandon  bandum ). In technical fiscal terms the arithmos was the officially fixed number of  paroikoi in imperial land grants.


T. Kolias, s. v. Heer, LMA 4, 2002-2004

G. Ostrogorsky, Quelques problèmes d'histoire de la paysannerie byzantine, 1956, 27-31.

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Makris, Georgios (Bochum), “Arithmos”, 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 12 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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