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Epibole
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(ἐπιβολή; epibolḗ) Any office-bearer in Athens ( Archaí , to which the  boulḗ also belonged) was entitled by law to impose within his sphere of responsibility an epibole, a small sum up to a legally determined level by way of a fine; the epibole was subject to  éphesis . The epibole in P.Zen. 51,15 (3rd cent. BC) is also to be understood in this sense. In papyri of the Roman period, epibole (or ἐπιμερισμός, epimerismós) denotes the allocation of uncultivated land to individual farmers or communities for purposes of taxation.

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Epibole”, 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 08 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e331770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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