Tax exemption and Athenian imperial politics: The case of Chalkis


Journal Article

© 2014 by the American Philological Association. This paper argues that the clause at IG I3 40.52-57, which refers to taxation of aliens at Chalkis and has long puzzled scholars, stipulated that any non-Chalkidian who had been granted immunity from Athenian tele, conditional on residence at Athens or not, should enjoy the same immunity from Chalkidian tele at Chalkis; that the inscription belongs to 424/3 b.c.e, when Athenian law and honorifc practice were much concerned with taxation and immunities. Though long seen as fscal punishment by a newly imperial Athens, the action was connected to later debates about local honors and domestic taxation, and was rather mild.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sosin, JD

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 144 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 263 - 306

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-0699

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0360-5949

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1353/apa.2014.0014

Citation Source

  • Scopus