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ἀτέλεια). Immunity from public burdens was enjoyed at Athens by the archons for the time being; by the descendants of certain persons, on whom it had been conferred as a reward for great services, as in the case of Harmodius and Aristogiton; and by the inhabitants of certain foreign States. It was of several kinds: it might be a general immunity (ἀτέλεια ἁπάντων), or a more special exemption, as from custom-duties, from the liturgies, or from providing sacrifices (ἀτέλεια ἱερῶν). Exemption from military service was also called ἀτέλεια.

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