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Episkopos, Episkopoi
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[1] Greek official

The lexical meaning of epískopos equates to ‘supervisor’. In the Greek world, episkopos habitually referred to an official, similar to  epimelētaí and  epistátai , but used less frequently. The Delian League sent epískopoi, who were Athenian officials, into allied cities, e.g. in order to set up a democratic constitution (Erythrae: ML 40; cf. Aristoph. Av. 1021-1034). Rhodian officials also included episkopoi (Syll.3 619), Massilia appointed an episkopos for its colony o…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham) and Markschies, Christoph (Berlin), “Episkopos, Episkopoi”, 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 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e333250>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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