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Headword: Εἰσφορά
Adler number: epsiloniota,330
Translated headword: contribution, levy
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[Meaning a] payment.
Greek Original:
Εἰσφορά: τέλεσμα.
Notes:
Same or similar entry in other lexica. The headword here is the gloss at epsiloniota 295.
The eisphora, though attested in several Greek states and also in the Ptolemaic empire (see in brief P.J. Rhodes in OCD(4) s.v.), is known in most detail as a property tax from classical Athens. Fawcett [below] surveys recent work both on this and on the Athenian taxation system as a whole.
Reference:
Peter Fawcett, '"When I squeeze you with eisphorai". Taxes and tax policy in classical Athens', Hesperia 85 (2016) 153-199
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; law
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 4 July 2005@22:32:42.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added a keyword; cosmetics) on 7 July 2005@03:16:30.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 23 October 2005@09:46:03.
David Whitehead on 28 November 2012@06:19:10.
David Whitehead (my typo) on 2 December 2012@04:13:53.
David Whitehead (another note plus bibliography) on 24 April 2016@09:15:23.

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