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Epitropos
(765 words)

(ἐπίτροπος; epítropos).

[German version]

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Alongside a great number of other titles, this was the term generally used for a steward who supervised the management of an estate on behalf of the (generally absent) owner. The duties of an epitropos as well as the degree of independence in decision-making varied from case to case, but, as a rule, it was his duty to supervise the workforce, to purchase supplies required for the estate, to sell surplus agricultural produce, and to be accountable…

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Rathbone, Dominic (London) and Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Epitropos”, 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 21 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e333670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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