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SY´LLOGEIS (συλλογεῖς), 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 Archäol. Inst. 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 (C. I. A. 2.741, Boeckh, Sthh.3 2.107 ff.) they are associated with the βοῶναι, ἐπιμεληταὶ τῶν Διονυσίων, and ἱεροποιοί, and recorded to have paid in 721 drachmas from the Olympia (properly Ὀλυμπίεια, as in the Inscr.; cf. OLYMPIA p. 273 b). 2. There were also συλλογεῖς appointed as special commissioners, like the σύνδικοι and ζητηταί [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 ὀλιγαρχικῶν). 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 (Schömann, Assemblies, p. 317 = 301 tr. Paley; Meier, de Bon. Damn. p. 206; Att. Process, p. 125 Lips.; cf. pp. 310, 759, 959). Boeckh does not distinguish the two kinds of συλλογεῖς (P. E. pp. 158, 215 = Sthh.3 1.192, 272).


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