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Koinonia
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(κοινωνία; koinōnía) is the general Greek term for any type of human community such as a state, association, commercial company, or community of heirs or joint owners. Regarding associations, a law by Solon is transmitted in Dig. 47,22,4, Gaius 4 ad legem XII tab. (= Solon fr. 76a Ruschenbusch), while societies and communities are mentioned only occasionally in the Attic sources. In the papyri, koinonia refers to the Roman societas as well as to communio.

Bibliography

A. R. W. Harrison, The Law of Athens I, 1968, 240-242

A. Biscardi, Diritto greco a…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Koinonia”, 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 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e617980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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