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Paredros, Paredroi
(710 words)

(πάρεδρος/páredros, plural πάρεδροι/páredroi, 'assessor' of political office-holders or deities).

A. Politics

[German version]

1. Athens

(a) In the 5th and 4th cents. BC two paredroi were appointed each by the eponymous árchōn , the polémarchos and the basileús (see árchōn basileús) as assistants and deputies ([Aristot.] Ath. pol. 56,1). Their position had an official character, as they were subordinate to the dokimasía and they were liable to account. (b) In the 4th cent. BC a pair of paredroi for each ten eúthynoi of the Council…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Johnston, Sarah Iles (Princeton), “Paredros, Paredroi”, 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 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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