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Title: Endowments and Taxation in the Hellenistic Period
Author(s): SOSIN, Joshua D.
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 44    Date: 2014   
Pages: 43-89
DOI: 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044799

Abstract :
This paper suggests that a number of well known Hellenistic endowments were crafted in such a way that, in addition to the pious purposes that they served, they also allowed founders and elite peers to limit tax-liability by sheltering real estate from the possibility of assessment for taxation.

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