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Tell-tale heads: The office of kephalaiotes in the papyri


Abstract


Kephalaiotai performed duties in a variety of fields and contributed to the management of many areas of egypt. They were engaged in financial affairs, tax collection and as chief eirenarchs were responsible for controlling and enforcing order. They were headmen of professional unions responsible for their efficient management and operation, which contributed to the growth of the agricultural and retail economy.

DOI Code: 10.1285/i15912221v28p45

Keywords: kephalaeotes; tax; guild

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