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Embateuein
(95 words)

[German version]

(ἐμβατεύειν; embateúein). In Athens the seizure of immovable objects (even ships, Dem. Or. 33,6) by ‘stepping upon’ them, due to a claim of ownership (law of succession of the son of the house, right of distraint, court judgement). In Egyptian papyri ἐμβαδεία (embadeía) signified official seizure as the third stage of compulsory acquisition in real estate matters.

 Succession, law of

Bibliography

A. Kränzlein, Eigentum und Besitz im griech. Recht, 1963, 94ff. 

A. R. W. Harrison, The Law of Athens I, 1968, 156; 272; 283 

H.-A. Rupprecht, Einfüh…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Embateuein”, 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 22 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e329800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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