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The ‘Thirteenth Deme’ of Lindos
The ‘Thirteenth Deme’ of Lindos

Author(s): Christian Ammitzbøll Thomsen
Subject(s): History of Law, Ancient World
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Sub Lupa
Keywords: associations; foreigners; Hellenistic Rhodes; trade; civic institutions

Summary/Abstract: Hellenistic Lindos was home to a remarkable association of katoikeuntes kai georgeuntes. Through its connections with the local elite the association was gradually integrated into the civic structure of Hellenistic Lindos and eventually achieved a position similar to that of the demes. The identity of the members has long been debated. This study revisits the question and argues that the katoikeuntes kai georgeuntes were foreign merchant agriculturalists with social aspirations.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: XVI
  • Page Range: 283-307
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English