, “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