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Misthosis
(1,611 words)

(μίσθωσις; misthōsis).

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A. General

Similar to the Roman locatio conductio , the Greek misthosis comprises a series of remunerated transactions in which one person transfers things (or a person) to another person for use, so that a particular outcome is achieved, or commits themselves to providing labour or a service. The current (Romanist) classification of these transactions into rent/lease, work and service agreements is too coarse for misthosis because Greek contr…

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Thür, Gerhard (Graz), “Misthosis”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e806730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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