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(ἑταιρία/hetairía, also ἑταιρεία/hetaireía).

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[1] In Crete a sub-category of citizenry

In Crete a sub-category of citizenry, with communal meals (andreia or syssitia: Aristot. Pol. 1272a 12ff.; Ath. 4,143a-b = Dosiadas FGrH 458 F 2) and a common cult of Zeus Hetaireîos (Hsch. s.v. ἑταιρεῖος/hetaireîos), but neither an association of family members nor part of a phyle, as was the hetairia in T…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Tinnefeld, Franz (Munich), “Hetairia”, 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 29 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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