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Episcopi (Ancient Greek: ἐπίσκοποι, sing. ἐπίσκοπος) were inspectors who were sometimes sent by the Athenians to subject states. Harpocration compares them to the Lacedaemonian harmosts, and says that they were also called Phylakes. It appears that these Episcopi received a salary at the cost of the cities over which they presided.

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  • Aristoph. Aves, 1022, &c., with Schol.';
  • Harpocrat. s. v. ; Bockh, Publ. Econ. of Athens^ pp. 156, 238j 2d ed. ;
  • Schomann, Antiq. Juris Pub. Graec. p. 432. 18.

PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities. London: John Murray.