Some overlooked athenian economic vocabulary

S. Douglas Olson

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Comparison of passages in Aristophanes, Xenophon and Demosthenes suggests that (Greek Passage) (literally "marketplaces") and (Greek Passage) (literally "harbors") should be recognized as 5th- and 4th-century Athenian idioms referring to state revenues generated by the sale of the right to collect taxes from such sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-88
Number of pages2
JournalPrometheus (Italy)
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Athens
  • Commercial vocabulary
  • Harbors
  • Marketplaces
  • Taxes


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