A term meaning "impost" or "surcharge," referring to the state's practice of making the owners of productive land share mutually in taxation (q.v.) levied on fallow land. In this way the originally estimated taxes of an entire fiscal unit (usually a village) could be fulfilled. By the sixth century the procedures worked out to do this equitably took into account the previous assessments of all unproductive property, as well as the normal tax obligations of the fiscal unit. Only then was the tax surcharge distributed among the members of the unit. Basil II (q.v.) replaced the epibole with the allelengyon (q.v.).

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