Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 35 of 68 |

Poliarchos
(148 words)

(πολίαρχος/políarchos).

[German version]

[1] Senior official in Thessalian cities (3rd cent. BC)

('High city official'). In the 3rd cent. BC, the cities of Thessaly had councils of five políarchoi, cf. IG IX 2,459 (Crannon); IG IX 2,1233 (Larisa [1]). The etymology suggests that their duties probably encompassed the military and civil interests of the polis. The division of powers with the other city council, the tagoí, is unclear (cf. [2]). The archipolíarchos se…

Cite this page
Beck, Hans (Cologne) and Franke, Thomas (Bochum), “Poliarchos”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1000300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲