|i.||Geographical area||Attica with Salamis|
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CAPInv. 1551: eranistai
|i.||Full name (original language)||ἐρανισταί (SEG 55: 290, l. 4)|
|ii.||Full name (transliterated)||eranistai|
|i.||Date(s)||m. iv BC|
|i.||Source(s)||SEG 55: 290 (m. iv BC)|
Ed. pr. Kerameikos XVII: 168, no. 446
Other publications: MDAI(A) 121 (2006): 23, no. 7 (= BE 2006: no. 82)
|i.a.||Source type(s)||Epigraphic source(s)|
|i.b.||Document(s) typology & language/script||Greek horos inscription recording the sale of a plot of land subject to redemption for 450 dr.|
|i.c.||Physical format(s)||Marble slab measuring 0.51x0.17x0.05m.|
|ii.||Source(s) provenance||Found in the building Z in the district of ancient Kerameikos. Now in Kerameikos collection I 500.|
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Harris, E. (2013), ‘Finley’s Studies in land and credit sixty years later’, Dike 16: 123-46.
Ismard, P. (2010), La cité des réseaux. Athènes et ses associations VIe – Ier siècle av. J.-C. Paris: 281-4.
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Thomsen, Chr. (2015), ‘The eranistai of classical Athens’, GRBS 55: 154-75.
|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.|