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Sacred and Public Land in Ancient Athens

Nikolaos Papazarkadas


Landed wealth was crucial for the economies of all Greek city-states, and despite its peculiarities Athens was no exception in that respect. This monograph is the first exhaustive treatment of sacred and public —i.e., non-private— real property in Athens. Following a survey of modern scholarship on the topic, Papazarkadas scrutinizes literary, epigraphic and archaeological evidence, in order to examine lands and other types of realty administered by the polis of Athens and its constitutional and semi-official subdivisions (tribes, demes, religious associations etc). Contrary to earlier anachro ... More

Keywords: land, economy, sacred property, public property, Athens, tribes, demes, religious associations, rentals, leasing, temene, moriai, Sacred Orgas, alienable landholdings, financial schemes, ownership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199694006
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nikolaos Papazarkadas, author
Assistant Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley.