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Misthos
(883 words)

(μισθός; misthós).

[German version]

I. Definition

The word misthós was used in Greece in the meaning of ‘price’ or ‘payment’ for a service performed (wage, salary). Misthós also meant the remuneration for granting the use of movable and unmovable goods (cf. μίσθωσις, místhōsis ).

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II. Archaic and Classical Period

Members of the sub-peasant class (thetes, pelátai ), who hired themselves o…

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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), “Misthos”, 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 28 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e806680>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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