collectors, the name of two distinct offices at Athens. 1. The συλλογεῖς τοῦ δήμου,
or Collectors of the
People, seem to have been thirty members of the senate (βουλευταί
) chosen annually, three from each
tribe; the three who were Prytanes for the time being acted as presidents.
It is further conjectured with great probability that they were identical
with the thirty assistants of the Lexiarchi, mentioned as checking the
attendance at the assembly (ECCLESIA
p. 698b; Köhler, Mitth. des
7.102 if.; Fränkel on Boeckh,
notes 394, 430). They had also duties in connexion with the state festivals.
In the important inscription of 334 B.C. respecting the DERMATIKON
2.741, Boeckh, Sthh.
ff.) they are associated with the βοῶναι,
ἐπιμεληταὶ τῶν Διονυσίων,
and recorded to have paid in 721 drachmas from
the Olympia (properly Ὀλυμπίεια,
the Inscr.; cf. OLYMPIA
). 2. There were also συλλογεῖς
appointed as special commissioners,
like the σύνδικοι
[SYNDICUS; ZETETAE], to
make lists of the confiscated property of oligarchs and bring it into the
treasury (Isae. ap. Harpocr. s. v.; Lex. Seguer.
p. 304, 4,
οἵτινες ἀπεγράφοντο τὰς οὐσίας τῶν
). Schömann thinks that they were
appointed only on one particular occasion, after the expulsion of the
Thirty; and the grammarian who writes ἀπεγράφοντο
may easily have mistaken this for a general rule
p. 317 = 301 tr. Paley;
Meier, de Bon. Damn.
p. 206; Att. Process,
125 Lips.; cf. pp. 310, 759, 959). Boeckh does not distinguish the two kinds
215 = Sthh.
3 1.192, 272).