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Ges anadasmos
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(γῆς ἀναδασμός; gês anadasmós). The term ges andasmos (GA); (‘apportioning of land’, ‘land distribution’) was generally applied to a redistribution of agricultural land (‘land reform’). Such measures were important not only socially and economically but were also highly important politically, as landownership and citizenship were closely connected in the Greek polis. In the context of other measures, especially χρεῶν ἀποκοπή (chreṓn apokopḗ, liquidation of debts) the ges andasmos was also the means and the objective in internal power struggles …

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Gehrke, Hans-Joachim (Freiburg), “Ges anadasmos”, 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 19 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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