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Klerouchoi
(1,718 words)

(κληροῦχοι; klēroûchoi, proprietors of a klêros , of a ‘land allotment’).

I. Athens

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A. 5th cent. BC

Apart from its metaphorical meaning in Sophocles (Soph. Aj. 508: ‘having a certain fate’) first mentioned in literature by Herodotus (5,77,2) as a designation of 400 Athenians, who received fields in Chalcis [1] after the Athenian victory over the Chalcidians in 506/505 BC. The number is probably exaggerated, and cannot be corrected from Aelianus (Var. …

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Klerouchoi”, 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 18 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e616890>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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