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Headword: Ἰσοτελὴς
Adler number: iota,667
Translated headword: isoteles
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
[isoteles] and isoteleia. [sc. isoteleia was] a particular honour frequently given to those metics who seemed worthy, which brought them exemption from the metic-tax. Theophrastus[1] says that isoteleis also used to have exemption from the other things the metics did. And [the] Athenians used to vote tax-exemption to whole cities, such as Olynthus and Thebes. The isoteleis paid a prescribed tax of some kind.
Greek Original:
Ἰσοτελὴς καὶ Ἰσοτέλεια: πολλάκις τιμή τις ἐδίδοτο τοῖς ἀξίοις φανεῖσι τῶν μετοίκων, καθ' ἣν τοῦ μετοικίου ἄφεσις αὐτῶν ἐγίγνετο. ὅτι δὲ καὶ τῶν ἄλλων, ὧν ἔπραττον οἱ μέτοικοι, ἄφεσιν εἶχον ἰσοτελεῖς Θεόφραστος λέγει. καὶ πόλεσι δὲ ὅλαις ἐψηφίζοντο τὴν ἀτέλειαν Ἀθηναῖοι, ὥσπερ Ὀλυνθίοις καὶ Θηβαίοις. ὁ δὲ ἰσοτελὴς ὡρισμένον τι τέλος ἐδίδου.
Notes:
An abridged (and debased) version of Harpokration s.v., an entry generated in the first instance by Isaeus fr. 45 Sauppe.
See also iota 665 and iota 666.
[1] Theophrastus fr. 8 S-M = 656 Fortenbaugh.
Reference:
D. Whitehead, The Ideology of the Athenian Metic (Cambridge 1977) 11-13 and passim.
Keywords: daily life; definition; economics; ethics; geography; historiography; history; law; politics
Translated by: David Whitehead on 23 May 2003@07:30:24.
Vetted by:
William Hutton (added headwords, modified translation, added keywords, set status) on 21 June 2003@05:58:51.
Catharine Roth (added a breathing) on 4 August 2003@00:19:23.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 4 August 2003@04:22:53.
David Mirhady (upd Theophr. ref.) on 25 July 2008@12:32:07.
David Whitehead (more keywords; tweaks and cosmetics) on 10 July 2011@06:32:32.

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