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Astynomoi
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(ἀστυνόμοι, ‘municipal administration’). This office is mostly found in Ionian communities. In his survey of officials required by a town, Aristotle mentioned the astynomoi immediately with market supervisors, the agoranómoi (Pol. 6,1321b 18-27), as responsible for the proper state of public and private buildings, the repair and maintenance of buildings and roads and for boundary disputes. There could also be special officials for the walls, wells and ports.

In Athens 10 astynomoi, who were annually determined by lot, officiated in the 4th cent. B…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Astynomoi”, 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 26 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e204990>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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