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Cartography and Geoinformation, Vol.8 No.12 December 2009.

Professional paper

Lumbarda Psephisma, the Oldest Document about the Division of Land Parcels in Croatia from the Beginning of the 4th or 3rd Century BC

Miljenko Solarić ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, Zagreb, Croatia
Nikola Solarić ; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Geodesy, Zagreb, Croatia

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The geographic position, climate and history
of the island of Korčula are described in the introduction.
The island was settled from the early Stone,
Bronze and Iron Age. Illyrians, Greeks and Romans
settled the island. The Greeks of Knidos established
a settlement on the western part of the island, and the
Greeks of Issa (today’s Vis) established a settlement on
the eastern part of the island, probably near the place
of today’s Lumbarda. The Lumbarda Psephisma was
discovered on the neighbouring hill Koludrt near Lumbarda.
The stone indicates the conclusion of the assembly
to establish and distribute land parcels to colonists.
The contract was made between the Greeks of
Issa (Vis) and the domestic Illyrians at the beginning
of the 4th or 3rd century BC. The Lumbarda Psephisma
is written in Greek. This is one of the oldest written
monuments in Croatia. At the same time, it is a monument
about the distribution of land to the Greek colonists
in Croatia. It is therefore also very significant to
Croatian geodesists and jurists.

Psephisma; island Korčula; Lumbarda; Greeks; Issa; Lumbarda Psephisma; distribution of land parcels; owner; geodesists; jurists


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