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By John V. A Fine

Horos markers have been used to point whilst a estate used to be mortgaged and who the collectors have been. This learn publishes recognized examples from historical Athens and explores how the personal loan procedure could have labored. The e-book includes 8 chapters: bankruptcy I offers 35 new horos personal loan inscriptions. bankruptcy II comprises references to, or transcriptions of, all different recognized horos personal loan stones. bankruptcy III is dedicated to a dialogue of the use and actual homes of stone horoi and to the potential use of wood horoi. Chapters V to VII supply cautious analyses of many of the varieties of contracts drawn up by way of the Athenians whilst the safety consisted of genuine estate. bankruptcy VIII makes an attempt so far the advent of personal loan contracts at Athens and to provide an explanation for the lateness of this date—the earliest horos instance most likely dates to after the Peloponnesian conflict.

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Stone found at Vounochori, not far from Kalliopi. Photograph. Segre gives the following dimensions from a squeeze. 35 m. Height of letters, ca. 05 m. [i]ov IrETTpa WAvovE1rT [X] VOfE MV [EK] 5 X8Et 'A,u[a{] avrTE The height of the letters, as reported (ca. ), seems excessive. Segre dates the inscription about the middle of the fourth century. , XII, Supplementum,p. 104, nos. 193-195. The types of contract recorded on these inscriptions are as follows: 193, uncertain; 194, /ur-Tro-t oKcov; 195, alrort4rllua TrpoLKO9.

No. I 5971. [,po]s ovvoLKia[s9] ITHiE 'T\ This is almost certainly a horos mortgage stone, but it is too fragmentary to permit satisfactory restoration. , could be gamma. The trace of a vertical stroke at the right edge, then, would belong to another letter. Possibly in line 3 we should understand TX. If so, the apartment house was mortgaged for at least 7000 drachmas. ADDENDUM UNPUBLISHED EPIGRAPHICAL MUSEUM a (Plate 6). M. 12867. 02 m. ] I INSCRIPTION NEW HOROS MORTGAGE STONES FROM THE ATHENIAN AGORA UNPUBLISHED INSCRIPTION FROM THE KERAMEIKOS 25 AREA b (Plate 7).

Pritchett and B. D. , 1940, pp. xx and 99. If Charias should be restored in Chapter I, Addendum II, b, then the last recorded archon is to be dated ca. 164/3. 34 E. , S. A. Kumanudes, 'A9vaLov, IV, 1875, pp. 122-123; IX, 1880, pp. 236-237; Beauchet, III, pp. 348-349; E. Ziebarth, Sitzb. , 1897, p. , with the majority falling in the second half of the fourth century. At first glance the spelling HOPOX in I. C. As stated above, however, there is general agreement that no mortgage horoi are later than the middle of the second century.

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