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Praktor
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(πράκτωρ/práktōr, πρακτήρ/praktḗr: Poll. 8,114, 'executor', 'manager', from práttein, 'do').

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I. Classical Period

Greek official of a state executory authority, who, on instruction, recovered state claims, particularly fines. In Athens ten práktores chosen by lot annually were in service. Informed by the authorized court magistrate of penalties imposed, they entered them in the list kept on the Acropolis when state debtors did not pay immediately (IG II2 45; And. 1,77-79; Dem. Or. 25,4;…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Praktor”, 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 25 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1007590>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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