Endowments and Taxation in the Hellenistic World
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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.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.2143/AS.44.0.3044799
Publication InfoSosin, Joshua D (2014). Endowments and Taxation in the Hellenistic World. Ancient Society, 44. pp. 43-89. 10.2143/AS.44.0.3044799. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/9262.
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