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Epimeletai
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(ἐπιμεληταί; epiméletai). Functionaries, who ‘take care of something’ (epimeleîsthai). The word is used as the title for several Greek officials; see also epískopoi, epistátai.

1. The author of the Aristotelian Athenaion Politeia mentions for Athens the epimeletai of wells (43,1), of the market (51,4), of the festival of Dionysia (56,4), and of the Eleusinian Mysteries (57,1). Also documented are epimeletai as court officials who deal with the tributes in the Delian-Athenian League (ML 68), epimeletai of shipyards (such as IG II2 1629, 178-179; Dem. Or. 22,63…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Epimeletai”, 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 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e332880>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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