) are said by Hesychius (s. v.)
to have been officers who had the superintendence of forests (ὕλην φυλάσσων
: compare Suidas, s. v.).
Aristotle (Aristot. Pol. 6.5.4
1321 b, 30), who divides all public officers into three classes (ἀρχαί, ἐπιμεληταί,
), reckons the ὑλωροὶ
among the ἐπιμεληταί,
and says that by some they were called ἀγρονόμοι.
They seem to have been a kind of police for the
protection of the forests, similar to the German
But the exact nature of their office, or
the Greek states where it existed, are unknown (Gilbert,
1.333). It is tolerably certain that
Attica was not one of these, for a reason given under AGRONOMI; see, however, Boeckh (P. E.