|i.||Geographical area||Attica with Salamis|
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CAPInv. 1529: eranistai hoi meta Pythodorou
|i.||Full name (original language)||ἐρανισταὶ οἱ μετὰ Πυθοδώρου (Agora XIX H89, ll. 4-6)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||eranistai hoi meta Pythodorou|
|i.||Date(s)||e. iv - e. ii BC|
IV. NAME AND TERMINOLOGY
|i.||Source(s)||Agora XIX H89 (e. iv - e. ii BC)|
Ed. pr.: Hesperia 41 (1972): 276, no. 3 SEG 34: 160
Other publications: Finley 1951: no. 78A
|Online Resources||Agora XIX H89|
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Greek horos of a house sold under the right of redemption.|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Limestone block measuring 0.58x0.71x0.33m.|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Found built on the wall of a house SW of the Areopagus Hill, now in Agora I 7209.|
|ii.||Leadership||On the basis of the expression meta Pythodorou in the name of the group, perhaps Pythodoros of Athmonon (Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (45)) acted as the leader .|
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|Note||Although it was forcibly argued by Finley 1951 and Millett 1991 that eranistai in horoi inscriptions should not be regarded as associations, I think that there are good grounds to consider these groups as private associations (see also Thomsen 2015). Firstly, in almost all cases they are identified as eranistai hoi meta… or hoi peri, an element that points to a certain embryonic or nascent collective identity. Secondly, they also pull their resources (or part of it) together to lend money, for which they acquire the legal standing as creditors, whose claim is secured. Thirdly, in case the repayment of the loan does not proceed, they may be represented in law courts.|