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Author: Ilias Arnaoutoglou

CAPInv. 1538: thiasotai Demoto


i. Geographical area Attica with Salamis
ii. Region Attica
iii. Site Athens?


i. Full name (original language) θιασῶται Δημότο (IG II2 2720, ll. 3-4)
ii. Full name (transliterated) thiasotai Demoto


i. Date(s) m. iv (?) BC


ii. Name elements


i. Source(s) IG II2 2720 (m. iv (?) BC)
Note Ed. pr.: AD 1888: 115, no. 3
Other publications:RIJG i 112: no. 29; Finley 1951: no. 43; Lambert 1993: 86; Lambert 1996: 77
Online Resources IG II2 2720
i.a. Source type(s) Epigraphic source(s)
i.b. Document(s) typology & language/script Greek horos inscription recording the sale of land subject to redemption for 100dr.
i.c. Physical format(s) Marble stele measuring 0.36x0.30x0.09m.
ii. Source(s) provenance Found built in a tower in the Acropolis, now in EM 10191.


ii. Leadership On the basis of the presence of the genitive of the proper name Demotes in the nomenclature of the group, perhaps Demotes (Athenian Onomasticon s.v. (1)) was the leader.


i. Comments On the basis of the genitive Δημότο (Demoto) a date in the mid 4th century BC is more likely, Threatte 1996: ii 150-4.
ii. Poland concordance Poland A 23
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i. Private association Probable
Note Lambert 1996: 78-9 argues that the improved reading he proposed suggests that thiasotai were members of thiasoi, to be understood as subdivisions of phratries. But were these subdividions of phratries able to contract loans?