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ἐπιμεληταί, “overseers”). The name given at Athens to commissioners nominated as occasion might require for the superintendence of departments. Some of these commissioners were regularly elected every year—as e. g. the ten epimeletae of the wharves, who were responsible for the care of the ships of war and equipments stored in the docks; and the ten commissioners of the Emporium, whose duty it was to enforce the laws relative to duties and commerce. For the commissioners of the revenue, see Tamias.

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