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(φόρος/phóros, plural phóroi, 'tribute', 'contribution', from phérein, 'carry', 'take', 'bring').

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A. Definition

Phóroi were payments by states to a superior power or to an organization to which they belonged. In particular phoros was the term for the financial contributions made by the members of the Delian League.

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B. Size and administration

At the foundation of the Delian League in 478/7 B…

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Rhodes, Peter J. (Durham), “Phoros”, 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 24 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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