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Endowments
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[German version]

I. Definition and historical Development

In antiquity, endowments were private donations for specific and perpetual purposes, often repeated at set intervals:  sacrifices, banquets, games ( ludi ), monetary payments to a specified group of people, or commemorative rites ( Dead, cult of the). They were based on single transfers of property; whose yields were then used to finance the purpose of the endowment (Pliny [2]: CIL V 5262 = ILS 2927), s…

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Weiler, Ingomar (Graz) and Weiler, Gabriele, “Endowments”, 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 02 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1123140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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