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Hekatoste

(358 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ἑκατοστή; hekatostḗ). In antiquity  taxes of 1% were called hekatoste: 1. There were numerous forms of hekatoste in Athens (Aristoph. Vesp. 658), like the ἑκατοστὴ ἡ ἐν Πειραιεῖ ( hekatostḗ hē en Peiraieí) mentioned in Ps.-Xen. Ath. pol. 1,17, and the port customs duty documented in IG I3 182 l.15. According to Theophrast (F 650 Fortenbaugh; Stob. 44,20 Wachsmuth-Hense) the buyer of a piece of land had to pay a 1% sales tax. Ancient and Byzantine lexica mention ‘certain hekatoste’ among the sales taxes (ἐπώνια; epṓnia) (Anecd. Bekk. I 255,1). Three fragmentary in…

Mnasippus

(88 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Μνάσιππος/ Mnásippos). Spartan, was sent in 373 BC as naúarchos with a fleet against Cercyra, besieged the city and devastated its territories. The Athenians sent a fleet to the aid of Cercyra in 372, but by the time they arrived M. had already lost control of his mercenaries, owing to arrears in pay, and had been defeated. He fell in battle; Sparta discontinued the operation (Xen. Hell. 6,2,3-26; 31; Diod. 15,47,1-7) [1. 414]. Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) Bibliography 1 W.K. Pritchett, The Greek State at War, vol. 5, 1991.

Phayllus

(158 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Φάϋλλος/ Pháÿllos). [German version] [1] Phocian strategos (4th cent. BC) A Phocian (Phocis) stratēgós, who was dispatched with 7000 soldiers to support Lycophron [3] of Pherae against  Philip [4] II of Macedonia during the third of the Sacred Wars in 353 BC, but suffered a defeat. After the death of his brother Onomarchus he assumed supreme command over the Phocians as stratēgòs autokrátōr and kept Philip from Thermopylae with Spartan, Athenian and Achaean help and mercenaries, whom he rewarded with treasures from Delphic temples. P. took the war to Boeo…

Strombichides

(113 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Στρομβιχίδης/ Strombichídēs). Son of Diotimus [1], Attic strategos in 412/1 BC. His operations against Teosin 412 BC were unsuccessful (Thuc. 8,15,1; 8,16,1-2) and he, Onomaclesand Euctemon besieged Chiosin vain (Thuc. 8,30; 8,33,2-34; 8,38; 8,40 f.; 8,55,2-56,1; 8,61-63). From there he went to the Hellespontus in the spring of 411 in order to salvage Athens's lost authority there (conquest of Lampsacus and Sestus, Thuc. 8,62). In 411 he remained true to democracy and was active in the …

Tamia

(66 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ταμία/ tamía). In a well-to-do Greek house the tamia managed provisions and objects of value stored in the house, usually in a lockable closet ( Tamieion ; Thalamos ). Among the servants she had a special status and enjoyed the trust of the owner of the house (Hom. Od. 2,345; Pind. Ol. 13,7; Xen. Oec. 9,10-13; 10,10; Lib. Or. 16,47). Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)

Tamieion

(163 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ταμιεῖον, tamieîon). Cash office or strong-room in which monies and objects of value belonging to temples, the polis or private individuals were kept by a bursar or treasurer, a servant of the household (ταμίας/ tamías, ταμία/ tamía). For the Athenian symmachia (Delian League), the Sanctuary of Apollo on Delos was the treasury (κοινὸν ταμιεῖον/ koinón tamieion) for incoming dues (φόροι/ phóroi; Thuc. 1,96,2; Diod. Sic. 11,47,1). In Athens, the ὀπισθόδομος/ opisthódomos was the place in which the financial resources of the polis were kept. Tamieion is also the t…

Apophora

(180 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ἀποφορά; apophorá). Payment made by independently working slaves to their master (And. 1,38; Hyp. Ath. 9; 19; Theophr. Char. 30,15). Aeschines (1,97) set the amount of the apophora for a trained craftsman at two oboli daily and for the head of the ergasterion (ἡγημών; hēgēmṓn) at three. The revenue exceeding this amount remained with the slave, who was in this way able to earn money to purchase freedom and occasionally even acquire wealth (Xen. Ath. Pol. 1,11). It is impossible to estimate how large the number of independently working slaves was. Possibly, apophora also…

Emporos

(443 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (ἔμπορος; émporos). In the Odyssey emporos is a passenger travelling on a foreign ship (Hom. Od. 2,319; 24,300f.). The merchant and shipowner trading in goods for profit, however, is called πρηκτήρ ( prēktḗr) or ἀρχὸς ναυτάων ( archós nautáōn) in Od. 8,161-164. In keeping with epic language travellers on land and sea are emporoi in Attic tragedies. Hesiod, however, already uses ἐμπορίη ( emporíē; Hes. Op. 646) to describe trading by ship and Herodotus also uses the word in that sense . In the Classical period emporos was used in particular of a merchant trading ove…

Diagraphein, diagraphe

(253 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (διαγράφειν, διαγραφή; diagráphein, diagraphḗ) . (1) In Attic procedural law, diagraphḗ referred to the deletion of a suit from the court list after the prosecutor had either abandoned the case or failed to pay the court fees, or if the defendant objected to the admissibility of the action either by   paragraphḗ (παραγραφή) or by   diamartyría (διαμαρτυρία). (2) The term diagraphḗ is also used for the registration of shares in mines leased from the polis, with their respective boundaries, in a register (Harpocr. s.v. διαγραφή). (3) Additionally, it is a banking ter…

Charidemus

(227 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Χαρίδημος; Charídēmos). [German version] [1] Member of an Athenian delegation, 4th cent. BC Member of an Athenian delegation which in 359 BC requested the help of Philip II in taking Amphipolis (Theopomp. FGrH 115 F 30a). Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) [German version] [2] Mercenary leader from Oreos, 4th cent. BC Mercenary leader from Oreos. Main source Dem. Or. 23, especially 144ff. In 360 C. entered the service of the Thracian King  Cotys I, whose daughter he married. After Cotys' death he endeavoured to establish the minor  Cersobleptes as…

Eisphora

(546 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (εἰσφορά; eisphorá). In Athens, the eisphora was an extra-budgetary, direct wealth-tax imposed on wealthy Athenians during financial crises, primarily during wars, by order of the public assembly. According to Aristot. Ath. Pol. 8,3, an eisphora supposedly existed already in the Solonic period. However, the wording of the law cited there mentions only a general collection of taxes through the   naukraroi . According to Thuc. 3,19,1, an eisphora was imposed in 428/7 BC for the first time (πρῶτον) in the amount of 200 talents due to the high costs of war. Since an eisphora

Laches

(266 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Λάχης; Láchēs). [German version] [1] Athenian strategós from a wealthy family, sent to Sicily in 427 BC with 20 warships Athenian stratēgós from a wealthy family, sent to Sicily in 427 BC with 20 warships to protect the cities allied to Leontini (Thuc. 3,86) against Syracuse, he successfully led a number of campaigns out of Rhegium against the Aeolian Islands, Mylae, Inessa and the Locrians (Thuc. 3,88; 90; 99; 103; Diod. Sic. 12,54,4f.). After his return in the winter of 426/5 (Thuc. 3,115), he was prosecuted with…

Erasinides

(160 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[German version] (Ἐρασινίδης; Erasinídēs). Athenian strategos. In 409 BC he petitioned that Thrasybulus of Calydon be honoured with a golden wreath for the killing of the oligarch Phrynichus (IG I3 102). Elected strategos in the spring of 407, in 406 E. was encircled with Conon at Mytilene, but was able to fight his way through by ship to Athens (Xen. Hell. 1,6,16-22). E. commanded a squadron at the sea-battle at the Arginusae, and subsequently urged a rapid attack on the Spartan fleet lying off Mytilene (Xen. Hell. 1,6,29-38;…

Eisphora

(498 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[English version] (εἰσφορά). Die e. war in Athen eine außerordentliche direkte Vermögenssteuer, die in finanziellen Notlagen, vorwiegend in Kriegszeiten, auf Beschluß der Volksversammlung von reichen Athenern erhoben wurde. Nach Aristot. Ath. pol. 8,3 soll es bereits in solonischer Zeit eine e. gegeben haben, doch der dort zitierte Gesetzestext spricht nur allgemein von der Einziehung von Abgaben durch naukraroi . Nach Thuk. 3,19,1 wurde 428/7 v.Chr. wegen der hohen Kriegskosten zum ersten Mal (πρῶτον) eine e. in Höhe von 200 Talenten erhoben. Da bereits im sog. Kalli…

Charixenos

(210 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Χαρίξενος). [English version] [1] Stratege des Aitolischen Bundes 281/0 und 270/69 v.Chr. Ch. aus Trichonien (Aitolien). 288/7 v.Chr., 281/0 und 270/69 Stratege des aitolischen Bundes (IG IX2 5, 14, 54) [1. 267 Anm. 4]. Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Stratege des Aitolischen Bundes, 3. Jh. v.Chr. Aitoler, Sohn des Kydrion. 260 v.Chr. Hipparch (IG IX2 18,18) und 255/4, 246/5, 241/0 und 234/3 Stratege des aitolischen Bundes (IG IX2 3 B). Als solcher lud er 246/5 griech. Städte ein, das neu organisierte Fest der Soterien in Delphi zu feiern […

Charidemos

(205 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Χαρίδημος). [English version] [1] Mitglied einer athenischen Gesandtschaft, 4. Jh. v.Chr. Mitglied einer athenischen Gesandtschaft, die 359 v.Chr. die Hilfe Philipps II. zur Gewinnung von Amphipolis erbat (Theop. FGrH 115 F 30a). Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld) [English version] [2] Söldnerführer aus Oreos, 4. Jh. v.Chr. Söldnerführer aus Oreos. Hauptquelle Demosth. or. 23, bes. 144ff. Ch. trat 360 in den Dienst des Thrakerkönigs Kotys I., dessen Tochter er heiratete. Nach Kotys' Tod war er bemüht, dem minderjährigen Kersebleptes die Herrs…

Boiotarchen

(150 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[English version] Wichtigstes Amt im Boiotischen Bund. Das Kollegium der von den Bundesbezirken auf ein Jahr gewählten B. bestand vor 386 v.Chr. aus elf, nach 364 aus sieben und 338 zeitweise aus acht Personen. Größere Städte stellten zwei, Theben nach der Einnahme Plataias (427 und 373) vier B. Zu den weitreichenden Amtsvollmachten gehörten u.a. probuleutische Funktionen gegenüber der Bundesversammlung und Gesandtschaftsdienste, vor allem aber das mil. Kommando über die Truppen des Bundes. Der Ob…

Euryptolemos

(113 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Εὐρυπτόλεμος). Vetter und enger Freund des Alkibiades [3] und verwandt mit dem jüngeren Perikles. 408 v.Chr. waren E. und Diotimos [1] in Chrysopolis Schwurzeugen des Vertrags zwischen Pharnabazos und Alkibiades und Teilnehmer an einer Gesandtschaft der Athener nach Susa. Infolge des Umschwungs am Perserhof zugunsten der Spartaner wurde die Gesandtschaft längere Zeit festgehalten (Xen. hell. 1,3,12f.; 1,4,1-7). Im Arginusenprozeß setzte sich E. zuerst mittels paranómōn graphḗ , die er zurückzuziehen gezwungen wurde, dann dur…

Leotrophides

(54 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
[English version] (Λεωτροφίδης). Athenischer stratēgós, der 409 v.Chr. gemeinsam mit Timarchos die Megarer beim attisch-megarischen Grenzgebirge Kerata besiegte (Diod. 13,65,1f.); wohl ident. mit dem bei Aristophanes (Av. 1406), Theopomp. Com. fr. 25 und Hermippos fr. 36 PCG wegen seiner Magerkeit verspotteten Choregen ( chorēgós ). L. Traill, PAA 607065. Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)

Laches

(251 words)

Author(s): Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld)
(Λάχης). [English version] [1] Athenischer strategós aus reicher Familie, 427 v. Chr. mit 20 Kriegsschiffen nach Sizilien gesandt Athenischer stratēgós aus reicher Familie, wurde 427 v.Chr. mit 20 Kriegsschiffen nach Sizilien gesandt, um die mit Leontinoi verbündeten Städte vor Syrakus zu schützen (Thuk. 3,86), und führte von Rhegion aus erfolgreich mehrere Unternehmungen gegen die aiolischen Inseln, gegen Mylai, Inessa und die Lokrer (Thuk. 3,88; 90; 99; 103; Diod. 12,54,4f.). Nach seiner Rückkehr im Winter 426/5…
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