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RECONSIDERING THE STATUS OF KH ÔRIS OIKOUNTES

@inproceedings{Kamen2013RECONSIDERINGTS,
  title={RECONSIDERING THE STATUS OF KH ÔRIS OIKOUNTES},
  author={Deborah Kamen},
  year={2013}
}
In describing the Athenians’ preparations for war, Demosthenes states: “We resolve that the fleet shall be manned by metics (metoikous) and khôris oikountes, then again by ourselves [i.e., citizens], then by substitutes” (Dem. 4.36-37). Debate on the meaning of the phrase khôris oikountes began at least as early as the second century CE, when the lexicographer Harpocration identified the group as freedmen, since “freedmen lived by themselves, apart from their manumittors.” A Byzantine… Expand

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