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Telonai
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(τελῶναι/telônai, Sg. τελώνης/telṓnēs; 'tax leaseholders', from τέλη/ télē = 'taxes' and ὠνή/ōnḗ = 'buying, lease'); private entrepreneurs or businesses in the Greek domain, comparable with the Roman publicani (see Cic. Ad Q. fr. 1,1,33). They either purchased for a lease guaranteed to the state, the right to collect taxes and tolls for a certain period in a defined area as well as the right to exploit mines, or they received a certain sum of money from the state and had to provide an agreed service for it.…

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Eder, Walter (Berlin), “Telonai”, 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_e1203230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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